Training kids to become independent is one of the challenges parents face as their children grow up.
Soon enough, kids have to learn how to fend for themselves and how to do tasks on their own.
For Cheska Garcia-Kramer, one way to teach kids how to become self-reliant is to remind them to take care of their toys.
Whenever Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin play around the house, Cheska always reminds them of their responsibilities.
“When they play with their toys, I always ask them to pick up from where they left and return it to where it should be.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a short chat with the mother of three during the Pond’s Beauty Talk event held at SM Makati, last September 29.
“I always remind them that there are places here at home that you can leave your toys, because it’s specifically for that area.
“But there are places where, if you bring down your toys, be responsible to bring it again to where it is supposed to be, like in the playroom or the bedroom.”
Cheska also believes that simply “being responsible for school” helps kids learn a thing or two about self-reliance.
“Doing their assignments, remembering to put their bags back in their bag…These are constant things that parents should remind their children [of].”
Cheska’s key advice to parents?
“Be patient. Be patient in reminding them until they form that habit of doing so.”