Really popular parenting advice is to “Never do for a child what he can do for himself.”
I’m sure I’ve said it before myself.
Because it makes sense, right? Encouraging our kids’ independence and sense of capability by allowing them the space to figure things out on their own — even if it takes a moment (or ten!) longer than if we’d just done it ourselves.
But I’m starting to question the truth of this popular parenting quote. [Read more…]