Creating Paper Christmas Ornaments and Teaching Independence

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For this final post on Christmas decoration DIY for toddlers, my daughter and I teach you how to create paper Christmas ornaments what you can use for your very own Christmas tree. It’s very simple to do and very apt for toddlers. All you need is this Christmas tree template https://openclipart.org/detail/2182/christmas-tree-icon, scissors, board paper, ribbon or string and materials that you can use to decorate the tree. We used markers for decorating the trees.

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Here is our video! Hope you like it!

So in this video, my daughter basically says things that she wants to say about creating paper Christmas ornaments. She loves speaking in front of the camera. People think that it’s us who’s pushing her to create all these videos on Youtube, but it’s all her. In fact, I have a backlog of all of the videos I need to edit. I can’t keep up with this little girl.

Fellow moms ask me (in the doctor’s clinic, at the mall) how did my daughter become so outspoken and “biba”. I guess our secret (but not really a secret) is that we treat her like an independent adult. We encourage her to make choices. We, as parents, can only pave the way for her to learn things and to make her journey as safe as possible. We can choose things like her vitamins (I use Propan TLC because it has Lysine that maintains her appetite, Taurine for brain development and creativity, and Chlorella Growth Factor and Vitamin D to boost height and for stronger bones), how she learns (school, homeschool, etc.), but we can let them choose which dress to wear, what activity to do, etc.

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Since they are kids, we think that they are not capable. They are! Believe me when I say that I can think of more than a dozen times when my daughter has surprised me.

So if you want an independent child, train them to make choices for themselves! It really works!

 

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