My son is five.
He chooses what he wants to wear,
How he wants to fix his hair.
He choose the theme in his bedroom,
What books he wants to have read to him
What shoes he wants to wear, ect
I was wondering how many other parents like their children do this... I get told all the time that Im making my son too independent, by letting him make his own choices in stuff like that.
How do you feel?
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:08 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:08 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 10:11 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Too independent? That is just silly, nothing wrong with kids learning to take care of themselves, with guidance of course.
Answer by shanlaree at 10:07 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:12 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by definedclefts at 10:06 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by elizabiza at 10:07 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
My kids started making choices at a very young age and their choices increased with age and how good they were at making choices. I have a 23 mo grandson and he has been making choices for a long time. Little choices for little people. He chooses shirts, shoes, juice, flavor popscicle, ect. He usually only has a choice between 2 things.
We homeschooled and homeschooled kids mature quicker. My oldest son choose to go to high school and he got to do more things than most high school kids. My middle son was very mature and was treated like an adult by 16. My youngest son has low IQ and bipolar disorder. He couldn't pass the driving test and get his license until he was 20.
Answer by Gailll at 10:14 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
I allow my son to make his choices within limits. He can choose his clothes to wear, but when shopping their is a price limit and he can choose what he wants to eat, but has to include nutrious items before snacks.
Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:09 AM on Aug. 25, 2010
Answer by mrspierce06 at 10:10 AM on Aug. 25, 2010