Self care: How to introduce it your children
More self care activities to do with children
- Potty training
- Eating with a spoon progressing to spoon and fork and then to knife and fork
- Dressing: buttons, shoe laces
- Washing face and body
- Helping them to learn how to look after themselves through mindfulness or yoga
- Learning the importance of sleep
- Learning how to manage money
- Learning the importance of interaction with others limiting the time spent on technology
- Self love
How you can encourage your child to do things themselves
- Try and help with tasks when you feel you have time and patience
- Help to problem solve things together without giving your child all the answers
- Practice and practice. For some children they may get the hang of a task straight away but for some repetition will help.
Some children are better being shown visually and then repeating the task themselves, for some they may be better talking it through or for older children a written sequence to follow.
It's never to late to start involving your children in self care. If your child is older and you want to start helping their independence, set small goals and build up slowly. Whatever age they are, trying to get them to work on too many skills at one time can be exhausting and cause frustration.
Helping your child to achieve in self care can take a lot of time, and when you're trying to rush out of the door it is often so much quicker to do it yourself. However, when your child gets to an age where they can start doing things for themselves, the pride in watching them achieve can be so rewarding.
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