01/8Use these tips to help raise independent kids

Use these tips to help raise independent kids

Let Them Make Choices: It's important to help your kids develop this habit from an early age. Being able to make decisions boosts their confidence and makes them more independent. Start with small things like choosing their own clothes and shoes or picking out their favourite dish at a restaurant. If you want to aid them you could always do something like pick out two outfits and then ask them to choose from the two.

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02/8Give them time to do things

Give them time to do things

It's understood that you might have little to no patience when it comes to things like tying your shoelaces. But it is also important for you to understand that this is something you have mastered but your child hasn't. So, if your child insists on doing trivial things on his own, let him. And give him time to figure things out for himself. Only then will he learn how things work.

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03/8Try and understand your child's temperament

Try and understand your child's temperament

Every child is unique. Some children tend to be impulsive; others might take forever to make decisions. Whatever it is, try to understand the temperament of your child and guide them accordingly. Teach them that not everything will always work in their favour but that doesn't mean they should get easily frustrated by it.

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04/8Let them try things multiple times

Let them try things multiple times

Chances are that your child won't really figure out how to do something perfectly the very first time he does it. Let him try over and over again at least a few times rather than swooping in to save the day. For example, if your child is stuck with a math problem, let him try and figure it out first and then if he asks for help, you can step in.

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05/8Assign Them Chores In The House

Assign Them Chores In The House

If you do all their work for them, they'll get used to it. Assign them chores around the house. Ask them to make their own bed or set the dinner table. Make them realise that they also need to contribute to the household work. The more you ask them to do these little things the more they'll realise that they too are responsible for the house they live in.

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06/8Encourage Your Children To Help You Out

Encourage Your Children To Help You Out

Ask your kids to help you out, whether it's by folding the laundry or helping you bake. Yes, kids do tend to make a mess in whatever they do. They might not fold the laundry properly or they might create a mess with the baking matter but in the end, they're learning to help out. All they require is some guidance from you and eventually, they'll learn to do these things on their own.

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07/8Take A Step Back

Take A Step Back

As parents, you tend to do everything for your child which also includes shielding them from harm's way. But you've also got to learn to take a step back and let them experience things on their own. For example, if your child has an interest in cooking, guide them and let them do the work. This way, they'll feel in control with you watching out for them.

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08/8Set a Routine and Follow It

Set a Routine and Follow It

Make sure that you follow a certain routine. This gives you a sense of authority and it gives them a certain pattern to follow. This makes it easier for them to recognise everyday tasks like polishing their shoes for school before they head to bed. Eventually, they'll learn to do these things themselves and might not even require your help.

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