Are you at the stage where your two-year-old wants to do everything by himself? Hannah has been wanting to try this or do that every now and then. And she tends to get frustrated if I wouldn’t let her or wanted to her do something else.
Recently, she wanted to learn to cut her food and wash the dishes. I was reluctant. I was afraid she might cut herself or the washing detergent might irritate her sensitive skin. After much persuasion from Hannah, I relented.
For starters, she learned to cut her snacks with a butter knife. It was a good opportunity to teach her fractions too. I showed her what it meant to cut in halves and quarters.
Next, Hannah learned how to wash her cup, dish and utensils after each meal. Usually, I would do the first scrub, after that she’d scrub the second round, and wash them.
I must admit, it isn’t easy for me to let Hannah do things on her own. I’m taking baby steps one at a time. I guess, it’s all part and parcel of parenthood. She’s learning, I’m learning too.
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