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Growing an Independent Three Year Old

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Hello!

Our daughter is three and a half years old, and we have noticed that she plays very little independently. When I start cooking, she wants to sit on the counter and help; when I do laundry, she wants to help with the laundry; when I work in our garden, she wants to help out. I let her in on all these things because I loved that she wanted to help out. But my husband recently said that after being home a full day with our daughters, our oldest is very clingy and cannot do "anything" by herself. And he is right. How can I best start the process of correcting this? I created this problem, and I need to say that we have come to the point where I also need some time just by myself, even they are around.

Thank you so much!

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