It is important that we teach our children the valuable life skill of making good decisions. It is a skill that will help them become successful in childhood and as they transit into adulthood. Young children regularly choose how they will behave, which toys or games they would like to play with, which books they would like to read, or which television shows they would like to watch.
If, by contrast, young learners spend their days in settings where everything they do is dictated to them, they will not develop the skills to evaluate, consider, and decide. And experiences that involve choice teach young learners that they can make good decisions! While leadership skills can come naturally, children learn lessons along the way that significantly impact them later in life. The right words at the right time can make all the difference. Here are 5 Tips to Develop Decision Making Skills in Children.