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10 Signs Your Teen's Ready to Leave the Nest

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1. Pay Attention to Small Successes

One sign of independence is when your child has the self-management skills to set and meet realistic, short-term goals. He might show this by planning and completing a list of chores or assignments for the week, or organizing a successful social event.