Hilltown Families


With a desire for independence must come a responsibility to allow yourself to be open to interdependence. It’s always a surprise how much people actually want to help and it’s up to us sometimes to lower our barrier and to let them in. This is something Ginny discovered when taking her newborn child out into the world.

As some of you know, keeping chickens is an involved process. In our monthly column, “Let Them Grow: Fresh Ways to Engage Toddlers in Creative Free Play,” Candice puts forth that having children tend to chickens can support their development. The laying out of step-by-step chores gives kids ownership over tasks, which leads to them having a sense of accomplishment.

Read more on what Candice has laid out as pointers to bring about a hands-on learning experience for kids.

In order to help your child have experiences that develop life skills and build self esteem, make small tasks child friendly so that they can participate. Here are some 10 easy chores a two year old child can do…

How to prompt your kids towards independence… This month in “Time to Talk,” Kathy shares insight on ways to help developing kids grow towards independence…

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