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Source: Pixabay, Creative Commons. I have long been advocating, on this blog and elsewhere, for what I refer to as trustful parenting . Trustful parents allow their children as much freedom as reasonably possible to make their own decisions. They trust their children’s instincts, judgments, and ability to learn from mistakes. Trustful parents do not try to guide their children’s development; they trust their children to guide their own development. They support, rather than guide, by helping children achieve their own goals when such help is requested and needed. Trustful parenting is the most natural and least stressful form of parenting, for both parent and child. Ethnologists have found... Full story

25 March