How Giving an Opportunity for Independence Lead to Much More

Just a few weeks ago my daughter would kick and scream whenever it came time to get her dressed. The mornings before school were filled with wailing tantrums and there were only three or four pairs of pants she’d even accept. On Monday however, to try something new we laid out her clothes and said “Go and see if you can dress herself.” She did it. She dressed herself. There was no screaming. There were no tantrums. She put on all the layers, even socks which were always a  ...

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