Relationships

5 Ways to Encourage Your Little Child’s Independence

5-ways-to-encourage-your-little-childs-independence

5 Ways to Encourage Your Little Child’s Independence
Most parents are aware of the importance of encouraging children’s independence early on, but often do not know when to start and how to do it. The first step is to know that independence happens gradually and the best time to stimulate the little ones is in the simplest activities of the day to day. A baby may be able to hold the bottle by itself, for example.

Habits of independence influence the development of the child in the most diverse areas, such as motor coordination, logical reasoning, organization, and responsibility.

Yes, your child is as part of you. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to let it slip away. But if you recognize the importance of encouraging the child’s independence early on, there are at least five simple ways to put this incentive into practice.

1. Teach your child to organize objects
From a year and a half old, your child already understands simple orders and can begin to participate in small tasks such as storing his own shoes in the right place and putting the laundry in the basket. You can encourage helping and giving directions, but let it do it yourself.

From two to three years old, the child can learn how to organize the toys themselves. This common activity develops logical mathematical thinking (separation of pieces according to some kind of criterion – like color, shape or type of toy), it requires planning, attention and responsibility.

2. Get dressed alone
Dressing and putting on one’s own makes the child develop motor coordination, laterality, the organization of logical thinking. Although simple, these acts require the child to process and organize a range of mental information before putting the actions into practice.

You can help in these activities by teaching your child little tricks, for example:

The seam of the clothing is inside and the label behind.

The central seam of the pants is under the navel.

The shirt’s print is usually forward.

Whenever possible, use elastic or velcro clothing, as children often have difficulty handling zippers, buttons and shoelaces.

3. Bath time and brushing teeth
This is an activity that he needs to learn calmly and patiently. Today, at bath time, pass the loofah and soap to your child and orient him, letting him wash himself. The same applies to brushing teeth.

4. Teach Your Child to Make Choices
If you want your child to have self-confidence, he must demonstrate that he believes in them and their ability to make good decisions – respecting the limitations of each age. An effective way to encourage children’s independence is to let them express their points of view, their ideas.

Keep the dialogue with your child and stop to listen. Encourage your child to talk; Ask for his opinion and wait for the answer. It is important to work out the question well so that the answer is well thought out (for example, instead of asking “how was school today?”, Ask “what was the coolest thing about school today?”).

5. Encourage small problems
Allow your children to overcome small difficulties on their own, without interference (while protecting them in dangerous situations, of course).

By encouraging you to think alone of solutions to simple problems, you create favorable conditions for the development of the child’s autonomy.

It is important to remember that working the autonomy of the children is an exercise in attempts that requires patience. Probably your child will not be able to master a certain task the first time and this is part of the process.

All learning involves several phases: the initiative, the attempts, dealing with the frustration of the mistake, being perseverant to try again, knowing how to seek help and trying again to achieve. It’s like that in life, is not it?

Follow us on Facebook – Dailyfamily.ng, Twitter – @DailyfamilyNG and Instagram @dailyfamilyng for more updates.

Comments

comments

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like

Politics

APC: Nigerians still trust us, we will win 2023 elections convincingly

post-image

Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), claims it would “convincingly” win the next gubernatorial election in Anambra and the presidential election in 2023.

John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said on Thursday, October 21 at the inauguration of the state congress appeal committee in Abuja that all members of the APC should see disagreements “within the party as family disputes and should not seek to destroy the platform which helped them in the past.”

“With the huge membership strength we have recorded during the last registration and revalidation exercise, there is no doubt that Nigerians still trust us and that we will win all the upcoming elections convincingly, starting from the governorship elections in Anambra, to Osun, Ekiti, and to the 2023 general election,” he said.

“Therefore, there is a greater need to sustain the trust of our party men and women and indeed all Nigerians.

“In a…

Comments

comments

Read More
Politics

JUST IN: Buhari opens Ministers’ performance retreat amid ‘sack’ speculations

post-image

President Muhammadu Buhari opened a two-day mid-term ministerial performance review retreat in Abuja on Monday, amid reports that more of his ministers will be sacked for poor performance.

The yearly retreat, which is attended by Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, and other top government officials, is held to evaluate the administration’s top functionaries’ performance.

President Buhari announced the dismissal of two of his ministers during the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on September 1.
They were the Ministers of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, at the time, informing others that the action would be ongoing.

According to presidency sources, the President may be waiting for the results of the continuing review process before taking action, which may include removing more of his cabinet members whose performance and conduct do not satisfy the administration’s standards.

President Buhari said he would stay for the entire two-day performance review retreat at…

Comments

comments

Read More
Culture and traditional lifestyle Travel

5 Common Myths That Are Untrue About Edo People

post-image

5 Common Myths That Are Untrue About Edo People

Edo state, affectionately known as the “heartbeat of the nation,” has a slew of prejudices that need to be debunked.

5 Common Myths That Are Untrue About Edo People
5 Common Myths That Are Untrue About Edo People

Here are 5 common myths that are untrue about the Edo people.

Edo state, with an estimated population of 8 million people, is a state rich in culture, history, and tradition.

Edo state is home to the Oba of Benin and has produced numerous notable Nigerians, both dead and alive. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions regarding the state.

Read Also: The things you never knew about Fulani Festival; The Sharo

There are a plethora of activities…

Comments

comments

Read More
Lifestyle Travel

6 tips for survival in the city of Lagos

post-image

6 tips for survival in the city of Lagos

6 tips for survival in the city of Lagos
6 tips for survival in the city of Lagos

Surviving in Lagos is a challenging task. It is a place of great appeal to both people wanting to relocate to Lagos and those who already live and work there.

Anyone who succeeds in Lagos is widely regarded to be successful everywhere in the world. Lagos is the country’s most populous metropolis and a major commercial hub.

In a city like Lagos, knowing how to climb through and make life meaningful is essential. Without further ado, here are 6 tips for survival in the city of Lagos, these are key strategies for surviving Lagos’s madness:

Read Also: 5 Places where you can buy a pet in Lagos

6. Socialise and meet people with caution:

You have to be very careful…

Comments

comments

Read More
Pets and animals Travel

6 interesting places you must visit in Jos

post-image

6 interesting places you must visit in Jos

Jos, the city located on the Jos Plateau, during British colonial rule, Jos was very important to the mining industry and is presently the trading hub of the state and country at large as commercial activities are on the increase steady.

The beautiful city has cool weather like that of Europe, with the presence of mountains and hills making it possible. Sometimes ice-hailstones fall during the rainy season because of the cooler temperatures at high altitudes.

These cooler temperatures made Jos the favourite holiday location for tourists from the past colonial times to the present day tourists and visitors of the city.

So in case, you’re thinking of visiting the City of Jos anytime soon or in the future, Dailyfamily provides 6 interesting places you must visit in Jos.

Read Also: The things you…

Comments

comments

Read More
Education Radom news Travel

Top 5 Markets in Lagos – you need to visit them

post-image

Top 5 Markets in Lagos – you need to visit them

 

Top 5 Markets in Lagos - you need to visit them
Top 5 Markets in Lagos – you need to visit them

Any society that is meant for humans to habitat, must have a marketplace as a crucial social amenity. The marketplace is far from just a place to buy and sell but also a place that attracts tourists and social gathering of various kinds of people for several reasons.

We have a lot of unique markets in Lagos known for unique reasons like the Computer Village in Ikeja is known for ICT appliances and the Oshodi market is known for foodstuff and clothing.

Read Also: Nigeria to hoist world’s largest flag

Here are the top 5 markets in the city of Lagos:

1. Balogun…

Comments

comments

Read More
Business

Insecurity: CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele releases shocking statement on Nigeria’s Economy

post-image

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele has pointed out that the country’s current economy cannot grow.

Emefiele disclosed that the nation’s economy cannot grow due to the current level of insecurity.

The CBN boss spoke at the end of a two-day monetary policy committee meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to Emefiele: “If you want an economy to grow, the level of insecurity must be low because if there is a high level of insecurity like what we see today, the economy will suffer.”

Read Also: Buhari reveals why he paid $469m for Tucano aircraft ahead of National Assembly approval

He also disclosed that Nigeria will receive 12 fighter jets from the United States, US, to fight insecurity in July.

The CBN boss said the arrival of the jets followed a pact signed between the…

Comments

comments

Read More