Thanks for the comment, CJ.
You put your finger on it when you say its a balancing act. We need to teach our children capacities like self reliance and independence, but those capacities can increase social isolation unless we also teach our children how to do compassion and connection, encouraging things like empathy, appreciating difference, emotional intelligence, and social skills. So yes, teach both independence and interdependence while modeling all with compassion. Very well said.