Helping Your Child Become More Independent
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Independence is a great skill that should be fostered in all children that allows them to develop their maturity, responsibility and make their own mark on their future. A child can learn about independence from a young age through holding their first toys, going to nursery without the support of their parents and over time taking on more responsibility in the home. So here are some great ways to help your child’s independence from this independent boarding college.
Give your child a series of chores
Depending on how old you child is you can give them a number of chores to get them used to the level of responsibility required when you reach adulthood. These can be vacuuming the home, wiping down surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom or living room, dusting and even helping to clean the car. There are so many chores children can get involved in that all test different skills that children can remember for when they’ll have to do it by themselves.
Over time, leave them to their own devices
Being around your child constantly can indicate to them that they can rely on you to complete a lot of tasks they can actually do themselves. Giving them room to grow and have space will give them the chance to think independently and remain focused on any tasks they have. This can also be translated into letting them stay at home alone for a few hours while you go to work or head out with friends and family. Giving them that responsibility makes them feel happy and trusted.
Let them learn to manage their routine
A child’s early morning routine before school is something that children can own from a young age. They’re used to what they need to do and how they can use that in other areas of their life such as in their future careers and university. It’s probably their first life lesson and helps them understand what responsibilities they need to progress.