I understand that in life sometimes we have to make decisions or choices that family or society expect us to make, but those choices sadly don’t always fit in with our own wants and needs.
It also depends on what we learn as children. If our parents don’t help us with our choices that will help us make decisions, it will rarely happen when we’re adults. If we’re given choices, we will inherit the right tools that will help us through our adolescent years and beyond.
The benefits of giving children choices are immeasurable. Children making choices, helps them problem solve, builds self-esteem and makes children into independent individuals who will always hold themselves accountable and to account. It will also make them less afraid of making ‘the wrong choice.’
Children making choices allows them to take control and gives them a feeling of empowerment that the choices they make are their choices to make. 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 settling on a choice makes that choice right for us.