In the Montessori system “Practical Life” is one of the four areas of teaching, a method of developing children's independence. Help him feel that he can take charge of his life, from an early age.
In the Montessori system “Practical Life” is one of the four teaching areas. In that space it is normal to see 4-year-olds cutting carrots with sharp knives.
►What can be done to develop their independence?
1.- Assign tasks according to their age and ability. It's okay that they are difficult. A one year old can drink from a glass. A 3 year old can pour his own glass. The 5 can make flavored water. The 8 can make breakfast. Imagine the 15!
2.- Give it time. Monitor your progress, give support only if you need it.
3.- Let go of perfectionism. If he made the bed, respect how it turned out. It will gradually get better.
4.- Trust and sow trust. "Good work. Did you like how you did it?"
Limiting your independence damages your self-esteem and your sense of personal worth. Help him feel that he can take charge of his life, from an early age.