I try to guide my children in the right direction and always tell them to think a great deal about the decisions that they make. But I don't want to be the type of parent that tells theirs kids how to live! My kids are 13, 11, 9, and 5 and i want them to grow up to be independent and have their own thoughts on life and things associtated with it. My family thinks that I am wrong and since I am the parent I am to tell them how life goes!Answer Question
Answer by chefjen at 11:40 AM on Jan. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Jan. 20, 2010
Answer by robyann at 1:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2010
humm.... a bit to vague for me.
A child should be taught how to make life choices, they should be taught a moral frame work, but when young shouldnt be given total freedom over every choice.
Example - our 13 yr old son wanted to quit soccer mid season. We did not allow this. There was more to learn by following through with a team obligation, keeping his word, and finishing something even if he didnt want to; then he ever would have learned by quiting half way through.
I agree it is important for children to learn to make choices... but total freedom of choice too young is not good.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2010
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Answer by writeon at 8:13 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
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