Decision-making like anything requires practice.
Some children want to have a say about everything that involves them. They have no problem letting parents know what they want and how life should be. Other children, often last borns, will avoid making decisions and will happily sit back and follow the lead of others in anything from fashion to food.
Most parents these days are keen to involve children in family decision-making processes. It is smart management to get children’s input as they are more likely to stick to decisions when they have had a say.
It is challenging for parents to know when to make decisions for children and when to stand back and allow them to decide. Decision-making is broken into three areas:
1. Parents Rule: these are decisions where there is no negotiation. E.g. going to school, bedtime...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)