Self Care

Learning to wash, dress, eat and toilet independently are important milestones in a child's development

Self Care

Learning to look after yourself is an essential life skill.  Not only do you as a parent spend the first few years feeding, cleaning and caring for young children but whilst doing so you should be teaching your child to do these activities for themselves.

This can be time consuming and frustrating but it is a necessary part of parenthood in order for your child to achieve independence.

Key Points for Parents

  • 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, talk though the stages etc.
  • Practice, practice, PRACTICE makes perfect!
  • Problem solve together - don't correct them if they make a mistake but ask them what they need to do to fix it.
  • Practice when you have time i.e. weekends or evenings.