Tips for Fostering Independence

Tips for Fostering Independence

Dear families and friends of STEP,

We extend our Independence Day greetings to each one and give a thankful shout out to any of you and your family members who have served in the US military and have been instrumental in our continued freedom!

As family members we are always striving to give our children and young people every opportunity to be as independent as possible. Check out this article for some light reading on independence that may “spark” an idea or two in increasing independence for someone you love.

Fostering Independence in Children.pdf

In this photo the “face behind the STEP emails”  (Lisa Gosnell), alongside one very “independent” young lady, (Sarah Harrison), wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!


We would love to hear your tips on increasing independence!

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