Growing up we didn't get the choice, my parents made the choice for us. They decided what movie we were going to watch, where we went on vacation and what radio station we listened to in the car. If we were really lucky we got to choose between A or B. My kids now have so many choices when it comes to everything. Part of that is great because my kids get to have more and do more than I did as a kid. But I am finding that there is a dark side to this.
When we give our girls the power to make the decision its overwhelming. They take so long to go through all the options and they usually fight and my husband and I get frustrated. The other side is that when we don't let them choose we get complaining and even tears.
This is an issue we are working with in our household. We are trying to find the balance of giving our kids options without giving them too much control.
Do you give your kids a lot of option?
Or do you limit them?
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