Parenting - Parenting styles | 0-18 yrs

Importance Of Giving Children Choices

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As parents, we tend to think that we have the right to take decisions for our children. We rarely think about seeking our children's opinion or involving them in the decisions which would affect them. This can make children feel frustrated. That's why it is important to allow children to take decisions or include them in the decision-making process.

One of the ways of including children in the decision-making process is to offer them choices. This helps them learn to take good decisions. It increases their confidence and problem-solving ability. It also makes them feel that they have control over their lives.

However, while you offer your children the option of choosing, you should also make it clear to them that there are some things which are not negotiable. For example, there will be no compromise on issues related to discipline or academic performance.

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