If you’re trying to encourage your child to do a little more around the house and become independent, there are many things that you can do. To start with, you can show them how jobs are done. Naturally, they may develop a curiosity and want to join in. It’s something that many children do as they try to imitate and be like their parents. According to an independent school in Richmond, parents can have a profound influence on their children’s attitudes and outlook on life which is why as well as being sure to embody good habits, they should steer clear of the bad.
You can also introduce chores. This will teach your child about accountability from a young age. As they will have their own responsibilities to manage, they will learn about prioritising and how to do things all by themselves. Good training for the future or times when you’re not around.
As well as teaching them everyday tasks and responsibilities, you can work on their softer skills and things like confidence. Children that are confident are more likely to put themselves out there, be independent and grab opportunities. It’s something that can take time to develop and starts with you. The way that you nurture and develop their self-belief. Praise is a key part of this, as well as emotional support and guidance.
If you’re concerned about your child and them being a little shy, you can work on ways to get them out of their shell. Look for little challenges that push them out of their comfort zone more each day.
Lend a Hand
Going back to everyday tasks, if you are working on a new task for your child to take over, like getting dressed for school, it’s ideal that you help them along the transition so that it doesn’t seem so daunting. You can do half while they do the other.
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