Chart for child independence

As a firm believer in Montessori education, I support the idea that our role as parents is to help kids “as little as possible and as much as necessary”. Here goes a clear, funny chart to question ourselves when doing things for our not-babies-anymore:

Thanks to Letgrow for this insightful chart. Here is the link.

Hurry is often our worst enemy when trying to get them independent. If you and your child are working – for example – on wearing shoes, or jacket by themselves, plan your trips outside with plenty of time. Do not let hurry get over you!


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Valeria Giannuzzi

Valeria Giannuzzi, PhD, is Clinical and Community Psychologist, Social Sciences Researcher and Co-Founder of The Hug Support Group CIC. She is specialised in migrants’ integration, community development, women and parents support. Mom of a 19 months old son.

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