By the time our kids are five years-old, many of them are proficient at finding their way around smartphones/tablets, computers and game consoles. Many of them, though, are ill equipped with the life skills necessary for their daily lives.
We fall into the trap of doing everything for them, and when they reach adulthood, are lost on how to do the most basic things. But it’s not just learning how to do their own washing, it’s also about giving them their independence. And starting them off early will give them a head start later on.