Put on your positive pants.Independence is a glorious thing—though that's hard to remember when you're already 10 minutes late for daycare and you toddler INSISTS on putting her own shoes on... poorly. But hang tough, mama. Fostering independence now will set you both up for an exciting and more joyful future. XO, TeamMotherlyP.S. Pretend play is a great way to encourage their independence, and all kids love pretending in play kitchens!