It's the little things in life that make one happy. For me, one of those little things is summer shoes for kids, they slip on and off without laces and rarely need socks. My how that makes my mornings easier. But soon fall will come again, bringing with it cold weather shoes with those dreaded laces. Well fret no more! Take the time this summer to teach your child how to tie his own shoes. Teaching a kid to tie his own shoes takes patience and a bit of time, but in the end your efforts will be rewarded. Just imagine how liberating it will be this fall when your little one is able to independently putting his shoes on, saving you time and back strain. And, it can be easier than you think. The trick is to find a method or combination of methods that work for your child. Check out this small list of tips and tricks that you can use to help your kid learn to tie his own shoes.