Building any of the Umbrella Skills is a great way to improve your child’s autonomy and internal locus of control. This is their perception that they have control over the direction of their lives instead of feeling that life is happening to them.

By focusing on each of the Umbrella Skills, you have already done great parenting work towards shifting your child to a more empowered view of their lives! Keep up the good work! You have been building your child’s autonomy all along!

These skills nurture your child’s ability to make strong, healthy and self-directed choices in life.