Your child at this stage is growing more and more independent and he has slowly begun to realize his self worth and is getting to know what responsibility is all about. He will slowly be willing to do things on his own, without your help and you need to encourage this.
What you need to know
You must understand the extent of your child’s ability to perform daily tasks associated with daily routines such as eating, dressing, bathing, etc. Encourage your child’s self-esteem and establish a positive self-image by using positive surroundings and frequent praise for the things which your child has accomplished. Exhort your child to be curious, explore and take on new challenges. Things like running, jumping, and climbing are just important for a child as learning the alphabets.
How to nurture a sense of responsibility
First of all, let your child build their own self image, right from scratch. With your love, bonding and care towards the child as a support, let them take care of themselves. Do not hinder them at their first attempt at their own self care and self responsibility. Your child will take more interest in other children’s activities and will probably start reflecting the mannerisms of other kids. At this age they will be more enthusiastic about their personal responsibilities, like brushing their teeth, washing their hands, and everything else they have been eager to do by themselves.