As children grow they get the drive to be independent and willingness to do more tasks.
For children to have an effective development process parents and caregivers should give them the opportunity to take on more responsibilities.
Self-help skills including dressing and feeding enable kids to practice their motor skills and gain confidence to try out new things.
It is very important for kids to develop skills such as self-esteem and hygiene right from a young stage.
Attributes such as self motivation have a massive impact in their lives. A self motivated kid tends to perform better in school. This study looks into the most effective strategies to encourage self help.
Strategies to Encourage Self Help
This involves focusing on how to find solutions instead of dwelling on failures or setbacks. A parent or guardian can help a kid be more optimistic by encouraging them to focus on the positives rather than the negatives.
Furthermore, the parent of person encouraging self help should lead by example and be optimistic in their approach as young children tend to take on many attributes f their parents.
This involves rewarding effort not just success. By rewarding every effort that the child makes, you help them build resilience in life. A kid will be able to face failures and rather than getting stuck in the failure they will be able to continue the trying process until they succeed.
A good example is when a child tries to dress themselves; a parent can praise them for the effort even though the child was not able to put on the clothes properly.
Deal With Failure
This step is often overlooked but a parent should teach their kids how to cope with failure. A child should know that they will sometimes fail and they should be able to deal with rejection and failure.
A parent can show the young one how to lose gracefully or win with dignity as this will enable them to deal with successes or setbacks later on life.
Make Success Possible
Ensure that you are able to give the young kid the chance to be successful. Your child deserves every opportunity in the world and by allowing them to get a taste of the the positive emotions caused by success their will yearn for the success.
Foster Their Interests
Fostering a child’s interests involve motivating them to try out new things an activities that do interest them. By trying out new things a kid will be able to comprehend the concepts learn in school.
Adapt to the child’s Learning Style
While some children will just listen to information others are more drawn to picking up new objects and figuring out how to use them. By adapting to how the child likes to learn, you will make the learning process fun and less stressful for you.
While helping kids develop self-help skills such as hygiene, self feeding, independence and chores is important the way in which you help the kids understand the activity will either make them resent them or embrace them.