LOL . . . I remember Dad using a knife and fork for EVERYTHING . . . even a
cookie. You just made me smile! Yes it's hard to sit and watch them struggle with this stuff . . . but you are right . . . if they aren't frustrated or giving up, it is good for them to do ALL they can on their own. It even helps fill the day. We did try to put manageable food on the plate though. So if there is something REALLY difficult, you could cut it before the plate is brought to her.
We had a hard time getting Dad to wash his hands, but he actually liked washing the dishes. So we'd set him up to wash the dishes . . . which got his hands nice and clean . . . but then we'd re-do the dishes after he left the room. Taaaaa Daaaaaa Clean hands!!
I hope you've been well.
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