This week I am going to try harder to allow my son to put on his own shoes.
Everyday I find myself too impatient to wait while he completes this task. I get frustrated too easily, I step in and complete the task I know he can do himself.
Usually I am very patient and calm however there is something about being ready to leave the house, in a rush to get to nowhere important, that doesn't allow my son the five minutes he needs to get both socks and shoes on and done up.
I have given him lessons in putting them on. When he does put them on himself he does so in a very ordered, deliberate, no fuss way. He doesn't mess around. He is just so very slow, a little awkward and I find it hard to watch. Why can I be so patient in all other areas except this?
I know that it will only improve over time, the more he does it the better he will get at it. I know that I am the problem here, I am taking away his opportunity to practice these newly learnt skills. Breathe deeply Kylie!
I am sure I am not alone on this. I speak to other parents who say their children only wear slip-ons or crocs because other shoes take too long to put on, even five and six year olds. I wonder how I will manage when he wants to wear laces.
Your tips and suggestions are welcome!!!