Sometimes letting your children choose for themselves is the answer. Certainly not all the time, but children need to begin to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Believe it or not most are up for the challenge, it is their very responsible parents who fear the consequences of their actions. But does this build confidence in a child? Of course not, if we don’t trust them to take risks and make mistakes, who will?
This article from educator, author and speaker, with a special interest in tweens and teens, Michelle Mitchell offers practical advice about developing resilience in children through calculated and confidence building decisions and risks.