Encouraging self-sufficiency in your toddler

Motor Skills   |   Age: 2 years 7 months

Encouraging self-sufficiency in your toddler

It’s easy to keep on doing things for your baby - she’s still little, and you’ve been helping her with most of these tasks since she first arrived. she’s growing, though, and becoming older and more capable each day. The more she grows, the more she’ll be able to start doing for herself, and letting her gives her the chance to develop her skills.

Why is self-sufficiency so important?

Don’t worry - your little one still needs you! But learning to tackle simple jobs on her own will do wonders for her confidence, and will also take a little pressure off of you, as she learns to new skills. Sounds like a win-win, doesn’t it?

Tips for teaching self-sufficiency

The more your baby grows, the more skills she’ll master, but the more she’ll need to learn, too. There’s a whole world of things she needs to figure out how to do, and now is a great time to get started.

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