As a parenting mentor, I help show my clients how to facilitate their children’s independence, whether that means cleaning up after a play session or fixing a snack.
This is important not only for the parent, who starts to feel like their child’s servant but also serves a valuable foundation as their children grow into resourceful, confident, self-sufficient young adults.
One such way to guide your child this direction is as simple as teaching them how to core an apple for themselves. The biggest requirement for the parent is to make sure you have apples on hand and the necessary tools to get the job done.
Once a child learns how to complete this chore, they’ll gladly help themselves to an apple whenever they want, rather than ask you to prepare them one! In the process, they’ll take satisfaction at their accomplishment and increase their self-confidence.
Why not ask them to prepare some apple slices to share? If you get them excited enough, they’ll take great pride in being a contributor to the whole family.
Find out how to make it easy for your child to prepare their own snacks, such as by showing them how to core an apple … not only will you give yourself a break, you’ll also boost their independence and self-esteem in the process.
For more tips on how to introduce Montessori activities, read The Nine Key Points to Sharing a New Activity with Your Child.
*The appropriate age will depend on the child’s individual development and abilities as well as interest. These are all approximate ages; it is essential to follow your child’s needs by learning to observe them.
P.S. If you would like my support and guidance in setting-up your Montessori home, then schedule a ‘Discovery Session’ with me. It’s free and you’ll know if we are a good fit. 😉