Don’t Help Your Child

Next time you’re compelled to jump in & “fix” something for your young child, count to 10 and give them a little more time. Being able to problem solve strengthens a child’s sense of self and reinforces their ability to make their needs known while taking into account the points of view of others. Problem solving is important for children as individuals, in relationships with siblings and peers, and in the long run, with coworkers and spouses. This is another opportunity to for parents and caregivers to be children’s first and best teachers.