I understand that in life sometimes we have to make decisions or choices that family or society expect us to make, but do those choices fit in with the choices we need to make for ourselves?
It all comes down to what we learn as children. If our parents don’t help us make decisions or choices in our childhood, it will rarely happen when we’re adults. If we’re given choices as children, we will inherit the tools to help us through our adolescent and adult years.
The benefits of giving children choices are immeasurable. Children having choices, allows them to understand how to make a choice without being afraid to make one. Making choices, helps problem solve, builds self-esteem and makes children into independent individuals who will always hold themselves accountable and to account.
Children making their own choices allows them to take control and gives them a feeling of empowerment that the decisions they make are their choices. Whether decisions are made subconsciously or consciously, life revolves around the choices we make.
When we make choices, we take ownership of those choices. Unfortunately, with choices comes sacrifice, particularly when we must make one choice over another, but when we settle on one choice over another that makes our choice right for us.