To help your child develop autonomy, you want them to take responsibility for their learning.

There will always be external factors at play in our lives. However, it can be easy for your children to externalize onto other people why certain things were not completed. For example, not preparing for a test because there was no reminder on the board.

It’s important that we hold our children accountable for their own learning. This lets them build a sense of confidence around their own abilities to learn and get things done, regardless of external factors.

To start this process, ask your child ‘What could you have done?’ Dr. Jen explains more in today’s video tip.