Heffner column: Subject to their own laws


What do we mean by autonomy? The dictionary defines autonomy as being “self-governing, independent.” In biology, it means to exist as an “independent organism and not as a mere form or state of development as an organism.” As parents, much of the time we are dealing with our children in a “state of development,” looking toward the time they will become “independent organisms.”Autonomy actually means more than independence in the sense […]  » Read More

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