Sunday, March 13, 2016

Raising Independent Children: On Practical Mondays #5

Take a look at this 3 minute video. 

(It is actually an advertisement by a butter company. The butter by itself has nothing to do with the ad, except for being used several times during!) 

(It's also Indian- but no one's actually saying anything - so go ahead, watch it!)

Watch it till the end!

So.....? Was your first thought to show it to your children? (after tearing up a little?)

Mine too!! Glad we think alike. 

My 4 year old *kinna* *sorta* gets ready on his own but he definately  squeezes his own orange juice. Once a few kids had come over for a play date and he insisted on squeezing *all* oranges for all of us. Although it was the electric one, it did take a while! But we all patiently waited for him to finish! There are moments like these that make me proud and then there are moments that make me wonder whether it's high time I insisted on him doing some (other) stuff himself. Nonetheless, I *always* follow Maria Montessori's principle:

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed"

The Practical Mom: Raising Independent Children: On Practical Mondays #5

This week's features are fantastic resources for raising independent, thoughtful & successful human beings ! 

 Time Telling  |  You’ve Got This 

 Kid Chores: How to get Started  |  Kids Money Lessons 

 How to Teach to Take Care of Books  |  Living Montessori Now 

 Tips to Encourage Independence  |  Homeschool Preschool 

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  1. Thanks for featuring two of my posts this week! So glad you are highlighting the importance of teaching kids independence!

  2. Great reminder! With 4 little boys & a house to take care of, I can sometimes get so focused on getting.things.done that I forget about the larger things I'm trying to accomplish ;)

    1. That's so true! esp when we're in a rush, for e.g. in the mornings I simply don't have the time to wait and watch him put on his own shoes! Thanks for stopping by Julie:)

  3. Sigh, I should probably start letting go of some of these things, but it just becomes a habit:)
    Great post. #fartglitter.

    1. Tough habit to break! haha. Thanks for stopping by:)

  4. What a cute commercial! Thanks for hosting and hope you have an amazing week :)

    1. I know! It's prob a year old! See you next week:)

  5. What a great video! Very similar to a post I just wrote (yet to be published) about getting kids to make their own lunches for school. Thanks for sharing!

  6. We try to have our tot do as much for himself as possible. At the moment our big challenge is encouraging a little freedom and independence at the park. It's quite nerve racking for nervous mummies at times :-)


  7. Great post! Sometimes I find myself doing stuff for my 3 year old just because I am in a rush! I need to stop and let her do it herself! Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggersSpotlight! Please link up again next week!

  8. Thanks for stopping by Mrs G:)