Becoming Independent

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Becoming more and more independent is an expected and natural part of every person’s path through life.

It requires the development of new skills and the confidence to use those skills to help us shape our own future. While this is a lifelong process, the adolescent and young adult years are a key period in that journey.
  • Being more independent will give you the freedom to make choices for yourself and greater opportunity to chart your own path.
  • As you become more independent, you will take more responsibility for yourself and begin to develop some original solutions to everyday life challenges. You will also learn how to use the wisdom and advice of others to help you on your journey. 
  • As you become more independent, you will get some things right and you will also make some mistakes. This is normal. Learning from our mistakes helps us understand what we should and should not do in our lives.