15 Real Ways to Make Your Kid Feel Independent

Teaching children how to be productive, and independent has a positive effect now and in the future.Starting at the age of 2 we can begin to teach the important lessons of life and set structure for our children to follow. Start with small things like turning book pages during story time. This gives goals and accomplishment feelings. Allow your child to help at dinner with the rest of the family.Also let your youngster pick what vegetable it will be that night. This will eliminate vegetable or no vegetable problem too. Your child will feel included and important as a family member. When it comes to potty training, relax. Let your child take the wheel, you just show them how to drive as much as needed. Have your child king or queen of there play land. At the end of the day, the loyal subjects must return to their homes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Give your child praise for their efforts when they try to complete something on their own.
  • Assign small tasks they can complete during everyday activities with you.
  • Give them space to sort out their feelings before stepping in when they have an issue with another child

“offering a variety of foods at mealtime doesn’t just increase the odds that your toddler will find something she likes to eat, it also gives her that grown-up feeling of choosing what she wants for dinner, just like adults do”

Read more: https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/toddler-independence-parenting-tips/


Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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