Independence is the ability to do things for ourselves and think for ourselves.
Your child becomes independent through his own activity. What should you let
your child do? By being included in simple daily activities, he begins to understand
routines, his role in the family, and his own abilities. When you offer choices at the
right times and only lend a hand when he needs help, you are saying to him,
"I know you can do this by yourself." He gains skills, confidence, and an
"I can do it" attitude, which he will take with him throughout his life.