One of the things that I’m working really hard to do, is teach my kids the things that they won’t learn in school. Things like every day life skills that help to foster independence.
As an example, I take the boys grocery shopping, so they can learn healthy food choices and even how you check out.
Today I showed Gavin how to clean out the litter box.
I’m going to double check with his immunologist to make sure that’s safe but it’s a new skill he’s learned. While not a glamorous one, if he wants a cat later in life, now he knows how to cleanup after it.
Gavin also helps with trash day and small repair jobs around the house.
He loves cleaning and actually looks forward to trash day. Learning how to do basic repairs around the house, helps to not only teach him skills he can use later in life but it also keeps his brain busy learning new things.
What sort of things do you do to help your kids learn to be independent?
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