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A Parent’s Guide to Boomerang Kids - Part 2
Prevent the Comeback: How to prepare high school kids not to become boomerang kids
- Parent with a long view. Let the decisions you make on a daily basis be for more than the here and now. Worry less about raising happy kids and more about raising responsible, resilient, resourceful kids.
- Identify areas for reduced support. Where could you take a step back to allow for great independence – financial, relational, or logistical support? Having your child do their own laundry, setting their own alarm in the mornings rather than waking them up, paying for their own car insurance or managing a debit card through online banking.
- Nurture an independent learner. While most schools allow for checking grades online, avoid the tendency to do so on a daily basis. Too much academic involvement creates dependent learners... READ MORE