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How to teach your children to be self-sufficient

The Star – Danielle Braff

“A Pew Research Center study found that nearly a quarter of 25- to 34-year-olds are living with their parents or grandparents, up from 11 per cent in 1980. And another Pew study shows that about three-quarters of adults with at least one grown child said they had financially supported that child within the last year. Half of those said they were their grown child’s primary means of support. It may seem extreme to believe that simply failing to be self-sufficient as a child can lead to financial instability and the inability to leave the nest in your 20s, but experts said there’s a link. “Helping children to acquire the skills to be self-sufficient also helps them be self-sufficient adults,” said Gina Lofquist, senior director of teacher education at the American Montessori Society.”(more)

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