Self Care

Learning to look after yourself is the first step to developing independence. Self care includes washing, dressing, going to the toilet and eating and drinking.

Self Care

Learning to look after yourself is an essential life skill. As a parent/carer you spend the first few years feeding, cleaning and caring for your children. You are also teaching your child to do these activities for themselves.

 

Things to remember:

  • As tempting as it is don't take over.
  • Break the task down into manageable chunks.
  • There are different ways to learn; show your child, tell your child and do the task with your child.
  • Problem solve together - don't correct them if they make a mistake but ask them what they need to do to fix it.
  • Practice, practice, PRACTICE!
  • Practice when you have time i.e. weekends or evenings.