IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible. Growing up milks are formulated to meet nutrition needs of healthy young children older than 1 year and should not be fed to infants.
Do you want to teach your child independence so he will grow up to be a self-reliant person with the ability to make reasoned decisions for himself?
Then you must be needing our instructions to help you achieve a sense of balance between the freedom you should give your child to take on responsibility and your role as a mother and a caregiver. Read on!
- Play the simple game of peek-a-boo with your toddler, so he will get the chance to imagine that you exist even though he doesn’t see you or see your face.
- Every time you want to show your child how to do something, do it slowly so he gets the chance to learn. Over time, let him do the task himself while you supervise him from far. Make sure you don’t intervene unless your tot made a mistake he cannot put right.
- Don’t rush your toddler and be patient even if he needs more time than you think he should.
- Praise your tot when he succeeds to complete a task on his own, no matter how simple it may seem.
- Provide your child with a safe environment that will allow him to explore freely and act independently while still maintaining a strong emotional connection with you.
- Allow your tot to play in a safe room away from your sight. If he starts to cry or fuss, don’t run to him, just call his name and talk to him to assure him that you still exist.
- Involve your kid in household chores achievable for his age. For young children between 2 and 3 years old, they can make their bed, put their toys and books away, remove dust, put clothes in hamper, wipe up closets and help setting dinner table, etc.
- Encourage your toddler to express his feelings and fears freely and try to enrich his vocabulary by reading him books every evening and engaging him in simple discussions.
- Play with your child games that have rules and regulations, to help motivate him and develop his sense of independence.
Last and foremost, don’t forget to show your little munchkin that you love him and believe in him and in his capacities, and that you will do all in your power to help him and provide him with positive support.
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