Tag: parenting competence

Children’s Independence – Cultivating Competence

“How can the sun always be on fire? Where does the fire come from?” asks E, my five-year-old son. “I don’t know,” I say. “Good question.” “Papa Dave will know. He’s tall so he knows everything,” asserts E. At all ages and stages, kids admire and desire competence. Particularly as they enter the middle school …