Give your kids Choices & let them grow

Another discussion between Harry and Sally where we discuss topical wellbeing issues affecting our daily lives and look at small changes we can make implement to create a healthier way forward for our bodies and quality of life. We’re real, raw and relevant! Let us know what topics you would like to hear about. Today we discuss involving children in everyday choices and how we can engage them more by allowing them to be part of the decision making process. Love to hear your thoughts!

Empowering your children with choices

How often do you give your children choices? Today we talk about the benefits of involving children in everyday choices. And how we can engage them more by allowing them to be part of the decision making process.

There is a huge difference in the way we feel between being told what to do or being offered a choice between alternatives. If we are given a choice, we have more ownership of the outcome, we are more enthusiastic. We are less likely to feel resentment or allocate blame. The same applies to children for both big and small choices in their lives. For instance, I suggest your children will gain better grades and be happier if you involve them in the choice of a school.

If a child breaks a family rule, consider offering them a choice of punishment, as I was as a child. While it may seem barbaric by today’s standards, as a young boarder I was given the choice of a detention or the cane. I always chose the latter because it was over quickly and much less tedious than the endless detentions.

I commend choices for your children to build their self-responsibility and maturity.

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