We parents respond to our children’s needs over and over every day and they train us. We don’t notice that we’re doing things for our children they should be doing for themselves such as speaking for them, tying their shoes and dressing them.
When I see parents who talk for their child, I suspect the child has a language disorder.
When I see parents who do everything for their child, I ask myself:
- “Is this child incapable or very spoiled?”
- "Are parents ''babying' him?"
- "When will these children become self-sufficient?"
Pay attention to how and how much you help your child. Look at the reasons for their need to be helped. Is there a problem that should be evaluated and treated or is it your need that’s being met by helping?
Keeping an eye on how much you’re supporting your child is especially important as they become teenagers. Help them become more self-sufficient. It will build their competence and confidence.
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