Think about helping a child learn about finger paint. Let's imagine these children had never seen finger paint before. Hardly any caregiver would ever think of just putting out lots of paint in front of this group of young children without some guidance.
What is normal behavior for a child?
Normal behavior in children
depends on the child's age, personality, and physical and emotional
development. A child's behavior may be a problem if it doesn't match
the expectations of the family or if it is disruptive.
Growing up and becoming independent is one of the most important jobs of childhood. As children learn to do more for themselves, they become more confident, they feel good about themselves, and they are more able to relate better with other children.