Why Parents Should Encourage Children to Be Better Decision Makers
Every parent wants to raise a happy family. They want their kids to succeed and join the best colleges and get good jobs. As a parent, you can achieve this by encouraging your children to be better decision makers. Here’s how better decisions can benefit your family.
The world is becoming increasingly interconnected. Billions of people now have mobile devices that they use for a variety of important tasks. However, young people are now more exposed to pop culture influences and peer pressure through social media. The messages are accessible right from their portable devices virtually 24 hours a day.
More than ever it is important for parents to cultivate their children’s decision-making skills. Parents need to equip their children with tools that will enable them to respond to peer pressure, expectations of their physical appearance, bullying, amongst others. A lot has changed in the last few decades and parents cannot expect to micromanage their children by shutting out the world from them.
Expectations and Performance
Developing your children’s decision-making skills does not mean you leave them completely to make choices on their own. The decisions they make should depend on their age and maturity. This means that parents would be involved in the decision-making process. It is an opportunity to inculcate values without having to impose. This also has an empowering effect on the child. It gives them the confidence that they have the right skills to make important choices in their lives.
Children are more likely to take initiative and therefore own their projects and goals. It is no wonder then that children who are taught decision-making skills end up getting good grades and become responsible adults. Improving your own decision-making skills will enable you to inculcate the right values in your children and help them become better decision makers.