Parenting - Behaviour | 3-9 yrs

Encourage Your Children To Make Decisions

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Decision-making is a very important skill that a child needs to develop. It is crucial because the decisions a child takes will decide the path her life takes. When she makes a good decision, she will reap benefits. And when she makes a bad decision, she will suffer its consequences. According to the article ‘Raising Good Decision Makers’ written by Dr Jim Taylor in the huffingtonpost.in, ‘One of the most powerful ways you can encourage your children to become successful, happy and contributing people is to teach them good decision-making, and then to allow them to make their own decisions.’

Therefore, it is important for parents to encourage and equip their children with all the necessary skills required to make decisions.

As a parent, you can teach your child how to make good decisions. Start the process by teaching her how to understand information and then evaluate the various options to arrive at the correct decision. To guide your child through the process, you can ask her various questions to steer her towards making the correct choice. It is also important to let your child commit mistakes to understand the adverse effects of bad decisions. The objective of the exercise should be to teach your child that a good decision is one that always leads to a positive outcome.

Also remember that good values always guide good decisions. So teach your child positive values like honesty, respect and care to help her become a good decision maker.

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