Give them more space to make mistakes, and don’t just tell them they’re amazing. Building a child’s self-esteem often feels counter-intuitive, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things a parent can do.
Your new neighbors call; they’re looking for a sitter for their toddler and think your daughter would be perfect for the job. You’re flattered and know your child is responsible, but she has never babysat before. How can you help your child is ready?
Should adults take a step back, and just let children learn? According to some educators, by trying to actively teach a child, you’re actually hindering learning. Read more about “kid-Led Learning” – by guest writer Michal Leshem