• Jairam Mohan

    This was such a nice relevant intelligent post. My own daughter who is all of 24 months old now, listens when my wife or me ask her to keep her toys back in the bag, or to put back her books in their rightful place. Every now and then she insists on eating on her own and we let her do it despite the fact that it is quite a messy affair 😀

    • Reema Sahay

      Thank you so much, and I am glad you feel that way too. It is really important to let their confidence grow. And of course, it is not easy but we have to do it 🙂

  • I am 100 per cent with you on this, and totally in love with this intelligent, thought-out and practical post. Sigh! I wish the mothers in my neighbourhood believed in this idea of DIY independence rather than leaving them home-alone with maids as they kitty-partied away, hoping the child will get-used-to-it sooner than later – “After all, one day they have to go to school too!” is what they say. I wish you were my neighbour, Reema. Double sigh!

  • ParentEdge

    Good point Reema. Here is a similar blog post that I wrote a few days ago. It may resonate with you: http://parentedge.in/my-daughters-independence-movement/
    Kritika Srinivasan

    • Reema Sahay

      Hi Kritika, Thank you for your comment. I hopped on to your post, and I certainly agree with your thoughts. Kids should be encouraged and empowered at a young age.

  • Reema Sahay

    Thank you Shweta, and we are on the same boat as you. Welcome aboard 🙂