Teaching independence in kids feels cumbersome and difficult, but there are big pay-offs. You are raising people to live their own lives, not your life, and those lessons begin when they are little. In the end, independence fosters capability, responsibility, and confidence.
If you’re a homeschool parent, you’ve definitely heard criticism from others, whether strangers or neighbors or well-meaning loved ones. Michelle and Karen offer positive ways to interact with homeschool critics to diffuse tough conversations and let you continue your homeschool life without harmful confrontations.