Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

What Can Toddlers Do On Their Own?

Screen shot 2013-03-12 at 9.46.28 PMPublished March 2013: Mom.Me

What Can Toddlers Do On Their Own?
Tips to help you figure out when to let go

Article Excerpt:

If your toddler is constantly uttering “me do” and “I want,” it’s likely that she is asserting her need for more power and freedom. “Although this may feel disconcerting and unbalancing for parents, remember [that] it is vitally important that your child learn to be independent, seeking a greater sense of power and control, as well as asking for and getting more freedom,” says Nancy Buck, developmental psychologist with Peaceful Parenting in Denver. Give your little tyke the freedom to explore her independence by encouraging daily responsibility.

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– Shannon Philpott


March 12, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on HooBityBooBity and commented:
    If any of you are like myself and ‘smother with love and good intention’ (whilst silently screaming for 5 minutes to yourself to hide in the bathroom) then have a read of this. I found it to be a very insightful kick in the butt, we ll need to take a step back at times and let our babies grow up, as sad as it is to not be so needed. All this written while my preschooler is ‘helping himself’ to a drink of milk which is currently pouring over the floor while he grins at me with glee.. ‘look mama me do it my-teelllf!!’

    Comment by hoobityboobity | March 12, 2013 | Reply

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