Support Independent Skills In Your Children.
Gosh, I remember those busy mornings with young children trying to get everyone out the door. Some days I wanted to cry it was so stressful! Then my organised husband started creating systems or “homes” for the girl’s belongings & our mornings improved tenfold. The girls rose to the challenge, the morning chaos only surfaced occasionally & they started to take pride in caring for their possessions.
Fast forward a couple of decades & I’m now an Early Childhood Educator in the Pre-Kindy room. The children in my care are 3-4yrs & I can happily say, they love having some control over their life & belongings. Supporting them in developing self-discipline skills creates self-esteem & independence plus it’s wonderful to hear “I did it Jaz” ringing around the room as they hang their hats & put their shoes at their bag.
Our Pre-Kindy children have gained so much confidence in their transition times. Knowing to hang their hats & place their water bottles on the shelf prepares them for the morning ahead.
And this system can transfer to home life as well through consistent repetition & gentle support; your children will amaze you with their independent skills.
I’d love to know how you support your children to become more independent.
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