Autonomy has been researched in over 80 countries across the world. In all these countries, it’s shown to have a positive association to our life satisfaction.

This is because, when we have self-directed goals and can follow our own interests and passions, we’re more likely to be satisfied with our lives.

While autonomy is important for this reason, it’s also important to ensure that your child is surrounded by a strong community. This week, surround your child with others in your community to help them develop a strong voice for themselves in the context of their social connections.