The whole exercise — really very simple — is based on the fact that, left unchecked, fear just grows. But if you do let your kids do something on their own that they’re ready for, you will be overjoyed when you see how competent and confident they really are!
Try it! Or try it with a friend — you can send your kids out together while you two have a cup of coffee. It is that easy and transformative.
And here’s my Free-Range Kids Housecalls page, if you think you’d like a little push. – L.