Parents, let your kids do things by themselves

Noticing and acknowledging small wins helps parents take a positive approach while it also helps kids internalise a sense of their growing abilities.PHOTO: NYTIMES

(NYTIMES) - I begged my 12-year-old to help me with the pandemic task of learning to dye my hair at home.

I could have done it myself, but I've learnt that small opportunities to feel useful and successful are good for kids' mental health.

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