Initiative & Independence

Initiative and Independence


Being able to take initiative is important for children’s wellbeing and positive development. It is a personal quality that shows a willingness to get things done and take responsibility.


Initiative and independence go together hand-in-hand. When children get the chance to do things on their own, they are most likely to learn to be efficient and they understand that they learn by making mistakes. The sense of accomplishment they feel when achieving things on their own helps them to become more confident when faced with challenges.


By fostering independence, our children will be given a wide range of opportunities to make choices and develop their emotional maturity as they learn how to make decisions on their own. They will grow to be resilient and ready to take on life-challenges in their future, as well as being emotionally secure and happy.