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Encourage a Healthy Sense of Independence at Any Age

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Helping Your Children Develop the Skills They Need

As a single parent, you may feel that you'd like to "do it all" for your kids, but it isn't always possible. Instead of feeling guilty about this, consider focusing on the opportunity that exists for your children to develop a healthy sense of independence, as well as the essential skills they will need to succeed in life.

After all, even babies need to develop some limited self-soothing skills. Whether you're parenting a newborn or a teenager, use the links below to find out what you can do to help your child develop a healthy sense of independence at any age.

Infants | Toddlers | Preschoolers | School-age Children | Pre-teens | Teenagers

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