Saw this quote and loved it! It says it all in some very powerful words;
Everything you do is based on the CHOICES you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. YOU and only YOU are responsible for every decision and CHOICE YOU make. PERIOD
As parents, guardians, and educators, we need to teach young children the meaning of Making Good Choices. It is our responsibility to expect good behavior from today’s children. However, we have to teach them the process of making choices.
When your young child makes a mistake or bad choice, take the time to stop and discuss the situation with them. Ask things like; What if? or How could things have been done differently? What would have been a better choice? Your child will surprise you with their answers. Children are smarter than we give them credit.
Our biggest challenge in teaching the process of Making Good Choices is to set an example and model the process ourselves in all that we do. Actions speak louder than words. Little eyes are watching!