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6.1 Independence Toolset

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  THIS CHAPTER IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFORMATTED FOR WEB TRANSLATION. THE TEXT IN THE GRAPHICS MAY BE MISSING OR EMBEDDED ENGLISH UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS FINISHED.  PLEASE REFER TO THE PDF FOR GRAPHIC TEXT UNTIL THIS MESSAGE IS DELETED. Please remember that you signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement before being granted access to this content. You have my permission to reprint this content for your personal use only. If you want to reprint or distribute this to others, please complete & submit a reprint request form. Thank you!– Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, The Parent’s Toolshop,... (Read More ...)

6.2 Independence Tools (1)

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144                                                                                                                 The  Parent’s  Toolshop  INDEPENDENCE TOOLS There are some basic tools we use to build independence, but the independence issues differ greatly at each developmental stage. While we can’t address all ages and issues, use these guidelines and suggestions to get ideas for applying the tools to your child’s individual needs or issues. Openly Model Behavior ✰✰✰✰  When we model behavior, we simply “practice... (Read More ...)

6.3 Independence Tools (2)

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  Give  a  Quick  Tip Offering a quick tip or giving children information is a simple tool for building independence. Present suggestions in a tentative way. Don’t tell them what to do, simply offer a suggestion they can take or leave. Children can often figure out the information if we ask it as a question. For example:   ►    “If you don’t rinse the sink after you spit out your toothpaste, what happens?” (Wait.) “Yeah, the toothpaste dries on the sink and looks yucky.”   ►    “Do you know how to save your computer game? If you save your game now and then,... (Read More ...)

6.4 Independence Tips, Summary, Practice

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  TIPS FOR TOTS TO TEENS In my parenting classes, we brainstorm ideas for building independence at each stage of childhood. Here are just a few suggestions from other parents. You can probably think of even more. Let infants reach for objects, instead of scooting them closer. Child-proof their environment, so they can safely explore their world. Don’t immediately rush to your crying infant—walk or finish going to the bathroom first. It is important to respond faithfully, so our children learn to trust us and feel secure. But we can pause a few seconds to see if they can calm themselves... (Read More ...)