Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mr. Independence

Jack has recently learned how to put his coat on by himself. A small step in toddler independence. As a teacher, I learned that if parents DO everything for their child (because I know it's just easier to do it yourself) then the child is completely dependent on the parent…even when he/she is 5, 6, 7…10.

It's always funny when I have a parent in my classroom and their child says, "Mom, can you zip my coat…" And mean Mrs. Becker says, "OH, no, no, no…you zip your own coat EVERY day. Don't make your mom do that for you."

Jack seems to like learning new things that make him more independent. I just wish he'd take an interest in using the potty.

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