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At what age do kids start?

At what age does a kid start to be more independent?

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Asked by sexyfancyface at 6:06 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • "More independent"? At all ages. They learn, one small thing at a time, to do things for themselves and to do things on their own. It's a process, from birth until - well, often mid 20's and beyond!

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 6:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • My 16 month old son is already well on his way

    Answer by bjojola at 6:10 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Depends on the kid. I have a child who would be more than happy to do everything by himself, and his older brother would prefer to do nothing without mom or dad... It all depends on the kid.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:10 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • My 4 year old proved he can use a microwave all by himself last week. He was sneaky and cooked a bunch of corndogs one min at a time. lol

    Answer by sweet29mom at 6:22 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • It is a totally individual thing. Speaking as a teacher now, I have found interestingly enough that birth order makes a big difference. My students who were the first-born with a sibling(s) were much more likely to be independent and willing to try new things. Only children could go either way depending on the way they were treated at home.

    Answer by ChezBelle at 6:32 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • When they start walking.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:37 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • 25

    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 6:39 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • 25 - BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That was funny DigiScrapperMom!

    My oldest was BORN independent. I'll re-post when my youngest, he's 19, becomes independent.

    Answer by MomIWant at 7:34 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • My seven year old is too independant!!!

    Answer by EttaMay at 6:59 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • My two year old has started showing her independents... She goes to her room and i was following her to play with her and she looked at me and said no and closed her door she wanted to play by herself im with her 24 7 365 so i guess she gets tierd of me. She wants to clean up her mess she dont wont me to MORE POWER TO THAT LOL....

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 9:44 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

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