Parents talk about their concerns with increasing independence and the importance of staying in touch with what their children are doing.
If you set the limits too strictly, your child might not have enough room to grow and try new experiences. Rules and boundaries can help, even as teenagers get closer to adulthood. You can also see how different parents have different expectations about boundaries.Achieving independence is an essential part of your child’s journey to adulthood.To make this journey successfully, children need freedom to try new things. Here are some ideas to help you and your child find the right balance.But it’s common for parents and teenagers to disagree about independence – how much a young person should have and when.It’s natural to worry that if you give your child too much independence too early, your child might get involved in risky behaviour. But your child needs to make some mistakes, to explore and have new experiences.This is another chance to boost your child’s self-esteem, and show that you value his input.