The older your child gets, the more choices that he or she is going to have to make. This means that you need to be prepared to teach him how he can make the best possible choices for himself.
There are two things that a child needs if she wants to be able to make a choice. One of these is that she must be able to think about the situation critically and think through to the outcome and consequences of the different options. The other is that she needs to have enough self-confidence so she can follow through with the decision she makes, even if it is an unpopular one in a group setting. Continue reading Teaching Younger Children How to Make Good Choices