attitudes and actions of parents are some of the most
important factors in the development of a child's independent
mobility. If parents value and believe in the idea of
independence, the child will come to value and expect
independence for him or herself. If the parents learn
the basics of the skills the child will be learning,
the child will learn those skills that much faster.
The resources in this section will help parents learn
ways to foster an atmosphere of encouragement, independence,
and growth of skills.