Parent Tips

Independence for Children - this can be supported by allowing them to do things for themselves, especially when they show interest in doing a particular task.  This could mean that you have to build in some added preparation time before leaving for an outing, so that your child can get the clothing all done up on her/his own.

At school, we do this by starting nutrition breaks ahead of time.  This gives students time to manage their containers before and after they eat, as well as clean up any messes that occur.