This is what I’m experiencing right now with my two daughters. They are both very independent with everything and it has to be a five year old thing. Both of my boys when through this around the age of five. The girls are being very stubborn about this as well.
They are wanting to get dressed and put on their shoes by themselves even if they are having trouble doing it. They really want to pick out their own clothes as well as help around the house.
The other day my girls were competing against each other in helping me do the dishes. That turned into a longer and harder job then it should have been. I like the idea of them being independent but sometimes it is easier for them not to be that way. Sometimes they get so competitive with each other that the losing one starts crying.
They are still learning that there is a time for being independent and a time they should not be independent.
Do you remember when your kids start being independent for you? What are your ways to handle this situation? Feel free to leave your answer in the comments and I will respond to the questions you have.
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