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Encouraging Your Child's Independence

Over time, encourage your child to do more on his/her own and promote independence.

It might be easier and quicker for you to put your child's jacket on, but taking a few extra minutes to teach self-help skills will encourage independence and build self-confidence.

Here are some important things you can help your child learn how to do.

- Use the restroom Wash his/her hands

- Use eating utensils

- Drink from a cup or juice box

- Put on a coat and hat

- Button, snap, and zip

- Cover his/her mouth when sneezing or coughing

- Take shoes off and put them back on

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