2. Teach them responsibility within the home
There are lots of ways to initiate independence but giving them responsibilities within the household is the clearest way. Your kids make the messes, so they can contribute to the clean up. Getting kids to help in the clean up will help them learn new life skills, the value of work, and responsibility. While each child is different, there are general guidelines for chores by age. Teaching them to clean, organize and declutter will last them a life time and help them become independent.
3. Work on life skills
4. Give them clear guidelines
Spell things out. Each child is different so cater to their strengths. For example, is she a visual learner? Make a chore list to check off. Does your son respond best to hearing directions? Talk it through with him. Whatever approach you take, make sure they understand. Give them the opportunity to ask questions.
5. Let them make mistakes