Help Them Explore Interests
One minute, your kid wants to play the flute. The next, they’re dreaming of being a baseball pro. You don’t have to cater to every whim, but exploring talents is an important part childhood. Maybe their interests aren’t the ones that you had in mind, but that’s kind of the point. Independent children aren’t clones of us, they’re their own people. Encourage them to grow by allowing them to dabble in this and that until they find what they love.