Her own form of Independence

Recently, I wrote about not wanting to fail Bridget. An awesome reader responded about how maybe I’m not failing Bridget, she is just showing me her own form of independence and self-determination.

Bridget is definitely determined.  Stubborn, in a good way. Recently she learned how to zip her coat. She is very proud of herself. Tells everyone she sees that she zipped her coat. This is great on two levels, one she is verbalizing what she learned and two she now has an independent skill.  My instinct reaction, when she is struggling is to help her get started.  I have to sit on my hands to not interfere with her process.

She never gives up.  She tells me, I’ve got this.

I have to keep reminding myself of that, she has it. Just in her own independent time.

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