It is always advisable to follow a child and stand beside him when he tries to do something at which he is not very good. Forbidding him from doing an activity may only inspire him to hide what he is up to, so impeding an adult from helping him during his initial attempts. The best approach must be prevention, not by taking away “dangerous” games or the opportunity to play, but by strengthening the child’s motor skills. In this way children develop autonomy, safety and coordination.
Therefore, it is important to:
• Encourage freedom and self-discovery from birth.
• Turn your house into a gym for your child.
• Take your child out into the open air regularly.
• Visit fun places that can at the same time promote motor development.