There are a lot of adults who cannot make good decisions. I tried to teach my children from when they were toddlers to make good decisions. When my daughter would run out the front door of the house and run across the street to see her best friend. Never looking for cars and I had trained her to stop and still went running over without watching for cars. We had just had a litter of kitties and one had died so I thought it was a good teaching moment to get the kitty and buried it. And maybe that was too much for her but I asked her if she understood that she could get hurt or killed if she does not stop and look both ways. We would not have her anymore if a car hit her. To this day, and she is 50 she is cautious. She has confidence and independent woman but she does know when to be cautious. And that does come from very young making decisions. All along her development, I would push her to make good decisions and allow her to see the consequences of decision-making.
Decision-making skills help in teaching YOUR child about life. It gives them confidence and is one of their principles to follow. It helps in their code to live by. And is one of their tools in their toolbox. They may need a chalkboard to help them make hard decisions – like a PRO and CON board. If it helps them make a decision – get that board and put it in the kitchen. But decision-making skills is one of the most important parts of becoming a responsible adult. Good decision-making skills can keep a child away from drugs, from having a baby too early, from hanging around negative and the wrong people.