You can offer support without taking over. Before jumping in, you can ask “Would you like my help?” If yes, you can say “What part do you need help with?”
At two and a half, my grandson James has reached the point where he really lets us all know when he wants to do something by himself, or if he wants some help.
He was organizing my pantry the other day while I was washing the dishes, and things kept falling over as he piled large containers on top of a tiny jar. He was getting frustrated.
“Do you need any help?”…