Recently I read this parenting quote somewhere.
"Do not do for your kids what they can do for themselves."
How true. Kids will become more independent if we allow them to do things themselves. For example...
I remember how it was like with my girl. She was the first born and when she went to school for the first time. We had to literally drag her out of bed or carry her to the bathroom to get her to brush her teeth and clean up for school. (because it was so early in the morning and we were worried she wasn't getting enough sleep, we allowed her to snooze etc) As a result, she continued to not want to wake up unless she was dragged. She doesn't need to be dragged now but she is still slow in getting ready.
With the second, (we became wiser), he was excited to go to school on the first day and he woke up and went to the bathroom to wash up himself and we allowed this to continue and it has without issue. No dragging required.
Here is another quote which I made up in a whim.
Sometimes loving someone means not giving them something they love
This applies to kids and sweets or junk food.Pin It