Only a few months ago, you worried that your little one wasn’t walking. Now, he’s running and climbing everywhere – and, suddenly, you can’t leave him alone for a minute.
Your one-year-old is so excited at his new level of independence. Before he could walk, he needed you to take him from one place to another, to bring him his toys from the table at the far side of the room, and to lift him high so that he could see further.
But now that your toddler is up and about, he does all of these things by himself. This significantly boosts his self-belief.
Knowing that he’s able to climb those steps without your help, walk further without you having to carry him and run slightly faster than he could the day before, makes him feel good about himself.
His confidence surges when he realises that his physical skills allow him to be less dependent on others.