Building Your Child’s Self-Help Skills
Children begin to learn new self-care skills when adults invite them to be part of the process – resisting the urge to do things to or for them. Self-help skills encourage young children to start taking responsibility for themselves and are an essential life skill.
Helping young children develop skills — and a sense of self
From birth, children are on a quest for independence. We see this as babies try to spoon-feed themselves or insist on taking off their own diapers. We also see it when toddlers demand to dress themselves or say “Me do it!“