empowering kids

Empowering kids to make those minor responsibilities gives them the ability to make good choices when it comes to the big stuff, say local experts.

Sources for this article recommended books for parents who want to raise emotionally intelligent and independent children:

“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” by Julie Lythcott-Haims

 “The Mindful Child” by Susan Kaiser Greenland

“The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

“Listening to My Body” by Gabi Garcia

“Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)” by Eline Snel

“The Many Colors of Me” by Clair Mellenthin 

“Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)” by Lenore Skenazy  

“Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood” by Lisa Damour