I have a 4.5 year old DD, and she likes to be helped with getting dressed and shoes on and on the potty.. even though she can do these tasks herself. Sometimes she WANTs to do it herself, and sometimes she wants help. I'm okay with that, but I keep hearing the advice:
"When we continue to do things for our children that they could do for themselves, we are unintentionally robbing them of opportunities to become more self-reliant and confident. "
What do you feel about this?? It does make me think... My DD CAN do the stuff herself, but wants help sometimes. Should I push her more?? Do you make your kids do for themselves even if they don't want to? I feel she's young yet, knows how, and just likes to be helped and its okay. BUT that feeling seeps in, that maybe I'm babying her too much...
What do you think about this advice???