YCDT: Encouraging Independence.
There’s an excellent, and inspiring, new You Can Do This video centered on parents helping their children with diabetes gain independence.
From the YCDT site: “Independence in any aspect of a teen’s life can be a double-edged sword for parents – while parents want their children to be capable, that same capability is the gateway to their separation and evolution into adulthood. Independence can be a scary concept as it means children are ready to try their wings. Flying on their own means that sometimes they will fall and make mistakes, but most importantly it means that they are growing up.”
Check it out, and if you are ready to submit your own You Can Do This video, submission details are here.