Parents Need To Let Go Of These Things In Order To Raise An Independent Child

Do: Be Patient In Teaching Them And Letting Them Figure It Out

A nine month old baby girl at meal time.
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It may be frustrating to watch your kids struggle to tie their own shoes or use a spoon when you know you could complete the task much faster, but by teaching them the basics and letting them figure it out on their own, you teach them to be self-reliant.