is 7 years old too young?
i don't think it's too young, but i suppose it really depends on the individual. some mature faster than others. that being said, my 13 yr old has been self sufficient for ever. my 9 yr old, not so much.
It's something they learn, little by little. Starting very young is good - throw away their own garbage, put away their own clothes and toys, and so on. As they get older, staying home alone, cooking food. As teenagers, interviewing skills, managing money, planning ahead. Ideally, so that by the time they are legally an adult, they can make good decisions on their own without parents telling them what to do.
What is your definition of self sufficient?
I guess that depends on how you're going to teach them.
As soon as my children could walk, they started doing household chores.
My daughter is about to turn six and she now gets her own snacks and drinks and can make sandwiches for herself and her little brother.
So, like, pay their own bills and move out?
What do you mean? My DD is 7, she takes showers alone, gets herself dressed, cleans her room (sort of) lol
Thats about it.
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