Helping Your Child Help Himself
As he approaches two years old, your child will want to do more and more for himself, like washing his hands, feeding himself, or taking off simple clothes. He will still come to you for help, though, and when he does, take the opportunity to scaffold his learning. This means helping just enough to let him accomplish his goal on his own, perhaps making a suggestion or providing a demonstration. You'll need to judge if he's really ready for the task, but scaffolding can help him reach his goals and take pride in his efforts.
Has your child achieved the following Self-Concept developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) he has already mastered to date!