One of the main goals in parenting is to move your children from complete dependence on you (think: nursing/feeding, diapering, calming your baby’s cries) to complete independence (think: fly the nest, little birdie! Spread your wings!). But, how do we get through that process? Licensed marriage and family therapist Darlene Lancer offers seven tips on how to help your children grow into independence; further, she asks the question of parents: are you a healthy person? Or are you co-dependent (on your children/others)?