Building Trust With Older Children

The Trust Technique is useful when your child is old enough to start wanting some independence…

Once a child is old enough to tell the time they will probably start to show signs of not needing you constantly around. This is a good opportunity to begin building their independence.

If your child wants to get outside and play on their own, though, you’ll want to be sure they’ll come back at the agreed time. The Trust Technique will help establish trust between you and a wandering child and can build independence in a child who has been clingy.

Every child is different, and use of this technique will also depend on where you live and what dangers stand between you and the friend’s house they want to visit. Before you start, you must make sure your child can tell the time and act sensibly.

It’s always a worry when children are off doing something independently. But at least with the Supernanny Trust Technique you have the security of knowing that your child is aware of their responsibility and will report in, letting you know that they are safe and sound and not getting up to mischief.