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Viral Thread Explains Why We Need to Let Our Children Do Things on Their Own

Viral Thread Explains Why We Need to Let Our Children Do Things on Their Own

There’s a saying that as parents, our job is to raise adults, not children.

As our little ones leave their childhood behind and start their first steps towards their own independence, they will need all the adulting skills tucked away in their memory banks, ready to spread their wings and fly, knowing that the adults in their lives believe in them.

As parents we are all too keen to do everything for them, to clear the path in front of them and do as much for them as we can. We want to make their childhoods as easy and as fun as possible, right?

But our keenness to just get it all done ourselves or gloss over their seemingly-little achievements may unintentionally deprive them of learning important lessons in confidence, as this viral post explains.

A daycare worker named Amanda posted a thoughtful thread earlier this week, demonstrating some examples of the ways our kids are impacted by our words and behaviours — both good and bad.

Food for thought, indeed!

As much as we always try to do our very best, sometimes it’s worthwhile having a gentle reminder of why we do the things we do.

 

Source: Twitter/Amanda C. Rae

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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