I do everything for my 21 month old, how to stop doing that???

Angie - posted on 02/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a stay at home mommy of a 22 month old. i had a rough pregnancy and am very thankful for him, however i feel as i am slowing him down,i talk for him, i know what he wants before he asks. he is very smart and would do for himself more if i would quit but i dont know how i am used to it as well as he is. Help. i want him to talk to me and communicate with me. Any suggestions besides quit that ;)


Cecilia - posted on 02/01/2013




quit that lol

Do it slowly. Allow one thing for him to do at a time. A good starter might be to let him pick his clothes. Pick out 2 or 3 shirts and let him point to the one he likes for the day. Then maybe you'll start to realize he does have a mind of his own. Then move onto asking him what he wants for lunch " do you want grilled cheese or chicken nuggets today?" This allows him to tell you what he wants. Hey even if you know he'll pick grilled cheese that's okay, you know your baby :) But you let him tell you that's what he wants. It isn't toohard to do these things. "do you want apple juice or grape juice with lunch? Which book do you want to read for bed time?"

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