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I Did it All By Myself! An Age-by-Age Guide to Teaching Your Child Life Skills

by Lindsay Hutton

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Raising an Independent Child


Are you preparing your child to be independent? Teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows him to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-esteem. This list of age-appropriate skills will help prepare your child for each stage of his life from preschool until the day he flies the coop.

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