Is it true that this is one of the effects of child independent training? How are tips for training independent children? You can practice independence training in early childhood. Especially if your child has entered the age of 1 year. You need to know that every age your child has a different understanding and comprehension when training independence so you have to differentiate how to train according to your child’s age:
A. At 1 year old
1. At one year of age, toddlers cannot understand daily routines. For example, drinking milk, playing, bathing, eating or sleeping. So it is important for you to practice doing these routines. For example, when going to take a shower, you can invite your child to take a towel before going to take a shower. Then you can let the toddler choose side dishes.
2. Train your child to drink from a glass and hold the glass by themselves. You can try it by giving a glass that is not easily broken.
3. At this age of your child, practice being able to move from one place to another so that it is able to support the toddler to attract the surrounding environment. Great curiosity will help your child to explore the environment and motor skills. As long as the environment is comfortable and safe, then you don’t have to prohibit it, just pay attention and provide supervision.
B. At the age of 2 years
1. Now, children can use a spoon so they can eat by themselves. Even though it’s not perfect, this ability can already help your child to be independent. By using a spoon and eating yourself already using hand and eye coordination.
2. You can do toilet learning in children. For example by teaching to use toilets with the help of your supervision.
3. Teach your child to wash their own face and hands even though at first the clothes may get wet but provide learning opportunities. Show the toddler how to open and close the tap, wash their face, use hand soap and use a small scoop.
4. Train your child to undress himself, take off and put on shoes.
5. You can show your child’s interests such as a water bag or bottle so that you can help store and carry it where the equipment is stored.
C. At the age of 3 years
1. Give your child the freedom to walk alone. Every now and then you can give freedom to jump, hold or run. So that your child can try it without harming his body.
2. At this age your child is able to show abilities in front of others, including carrying a bag containing groceries or making the bed. Allow your child to show abilities and direct it to be responsible.
3. Train your children to cooperate in doing household chores. One of them is tidying up toys. Give your best direction so you can work together.
4. Train your child’s abilities such as scribbling paper, swinging by yourself, shouting loudly or cycling. Give your child the opportunity to gain experience without having to worry about danger as long as you watch him.