is 7 years old too young?
I think 7 is fine. Of course they're not able to do everything on thier own but there is a lot they can do. My daughter does chores, cleans up toys, gets dressed, can make her own peanut butter sandwhich and other snacks etc.
how can you teach them at a week old?
Quoting mommyof11050307:Mine was starting at a week old lol. My kids are 5&7 they fix their own breakfast and take showers on their own
What do you mean by self sufficient? When I think of self sufficient I think fully supporting themselves living on their on with out help, so obviously that isn't going to happen at age 7.
Quoting vinalex0581:i don't get how you can teach an infant to be self sufficientQuoting Buggy979:.. Teaching starts at birth for me...
i don't get how you can teach an infant to be self sufficient
Quoting Buggy979:.. Teaching starts at birth for me...
I started younger... 4 or 5. That's TEACHING them to be self-sufficient. As to when they become self-suffiecient... that depends on the maturity of your child.
All depends on the kid, and what you mean by self sufficient.
If you mean leaving a kid home alone at 7yo, I probably would wait a couple more years.
As for doing things themselves. My 3yo can get himself dressed, do some small house hold chores. My 5yo does the kitty litter, can get her own cereal & drinks. My 13yo is more than capable of making a full meal on her own if she needs to, and can care for the younger ones for a couple hours with no issues.
At 16 I lived on my own, worked 2 jobs, went to school full time, and paid for my own apartment. But, my sister, who is now 20 has just barely started living on her own. And really, isn't on her own, she lives with her boyfriend. She lived with us for a bit too, before moving in with the boyfriend. And, I wouldn't consider her self-sufficient yet. It really all depends on each persons own personality & maturity level at each given stage of their lives.
my 4 yo can rince dishes, change clothes from the washer to the dryer, sweep, and clean her room. we are teaching her how to shower alone. it all depends on the kids and how old you start teaching them at.
I don't know, isn't it an ongoing process that starts when they can walk and talk?
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