From taking their first steps to learning how to read, children gain self-confidence as they master new skills. This gives them the courage to continue to explore and expand their abilities.
Two-year-olds may use phrases such as "Me do it!" or "Do it myself!" to exert independence. They will often make a mess as they learn to feed themselves soup with a spoon, apply toothpaste to a toothbrush, or "clean" their room, but they will develop valuable skills as they practice new tasks and recognize their progress.