The other day I was pouring out cereal for my 8 year old’s breakfast when my husband looked at me and said “Can’t he do that himself?”
I was floored. Of course he could do it himself, I just never thought of telling him to!
I have been a parent for two decades. My brain has been wired over that time to do things for my children because they ask me to or because I have always done those things for them. Something as simple as getting a bowl of cereal became a light bulb moment for me: I am not doing my kids any favors when I don’t allow them to be independent! Continue reading