I’m contributing to a series of posts over at Cozi’s Live Simply called Helping Kids Help Themselves, and the most recent post features morning routines for every age:
If you don’t feel rushed getting out of the house on a weekday morning, hats off to you! For everyone else, taking care of breakfast, dishes, clothes, packed lunches, teeth, hair, homework, shoes, and coats before you head out the door on time can equal stress. Make sure everyone does their fair share with our next tip on Helping Kids Help Themselves: Morning routine chores for every age.
“I do it!”
This famous phrase is used by toddlers and preschoolers everywhere as they begin to assert their independence and try to do more and more on their own.
As parents, it’s tempting to just take over and do it for them when we watch them struggle, spinning ’round and ’round as they try to put their shirt on or spilling cereal all over the floor as they try to pour it into their own bowl. But even at an early age, you’re setting the stage for your children’s future success by teaching them to help themselves.