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Come on! Allow your child to discover his or her abilities and be proud to watch them "do it all by themselves!
At the birththe infant is completely dependent on his parents. Little by little, he discovers his environment and starts to to develop one's autonomy. L'autonomyis the ability to act with discernment in different situations. Normally, children become autonomous as they go along that their motor skills and cognitive evolve. It is a difficult period in their livesThey are constantly tempted to give up in the face of challenges.
First of all, children who begin to develop autonomy earlier have long-term academic, social and psychological benefits. Namely, autonomy promotes a sense of self-efficacy and consequently self-esteem. This will impact their motivation and perseverance. It will also develop a sense of responsibility, calmness in stressful situations and concentration. The little ones will be delighted to discover their autonomy. They will enjoy learning new skills and putting them into practice. On the other hand, your child will participate in daily tasks like any other member of the household, such as putting away toys, setting the table or giving a bowl of kibble to their pet. It's a great feeling to be able to contribute to the building, just like your older sister or brother !
Every child evolves at his or her own pace. So don't worry if he's a little out of step with the others. Give him time to learn. Be patient and attentive to his progress, so as togradually increase the level of difficulty. Patience is the mother of safety. He'll get the hang of it! Our expectations as parents must be adapted to their age and abilities. If we are patient and confident, we indirectly stimulate their autonomy. They'll be able to measure the risk themselves and believe in their abilities. Try swimming! You'll find that wearing the floating swimsuit Girl's Splash or floating swimsuit for boysyou're helping your child to become independent. Your child is protected, and doesn't have to worry about being helped by the floats. Integrated into the swimsuit, your child can move freely.. And gains in motor skills and self-confidence.
Your child is just discovering the world and life. Don't assume he knows how to do the tasks. Show him how to do it. Washing hands, walking down the stairs (alternating feet), how to float in water with Plouf (flapping feet and legs to move). Always stay close by to help him if he is in demand. Lead by example as often as necessary. He needs time and the goal is for him to be able to reproduce what you are doing.
And you, how do you help him/her to develop his/her autonomy ? Share your tips with us in the comments below We look forward to hearing from you!