How to handle your child's growing sense of independence, without power struggles!
Take this opportunity to: Show them how to get things done and avoid power struggles by not taking over.
Take this opportunity to: Show them how to pair up socks, tie shoelaces, learn names for each piece of clothing and color, and button or zip up.
Take this opportunity to: Teach your toddlers the names of the utensils and where your family traditionally places them. You may want to place the knife yourself and let your little ones know it's a utensil parents are in charge of.
Take this opportunity to: Teach your toddlers the basics of hygiene. Show them where urine and stool belong--in the toilet--not in their underwear. And most important of all, after flushing the toilet and cleaning up, they need to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Find more information about potty training readiness or transitioning from diapers to trainers, visit Potty Training Strategies: The Readiness Method.