raising independent adults

How To Raise Independent Children By Letting Them Fail

Beep, beep, beep! It must be 7am and that is my daughter’s alarm going off. I wait a couple minutes to see if she emerges from her cave.  Some days she does but this time she doesn’t. That means she turned off her alarm and laid back down.

I wait and nothing.

A few minutes later I hear stirring but it’s from one of her brothers, then another and finally the youngest wakes up. Still no girl. It’s now 7:26am and I’ve finished making my preschooler’s lunch and have sent the other kids upstairs to get dressed after they got their own breakfast. Even with their loud noises, she doesn’t stir.

7:49am – she busts out of her room crying about what time it is and why didn’t I wake her up?


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