Your helper might be part of the reason your child isn’t more independent yet.
By age six, your child is old enough to take responsibility for a great deal of her own personal care. She should be able to comb her hair, carry her school bag and tidy up her messes. But, if you have a domestic helper, you may find that she tends to do these tasks for your child.
Text adapted from Young Parents / Additional Reporting by Sara Lyle Bow
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