Why We Should Allow Children to Learn Tough Lessons

We need to allow our children to learn, mature, and take responsibility for their actions and decisions – or lack thereof.

I’ve always been a fan of this idea, and I thought that I was doing a pretty good job of it. But you know what? I’m not. That’s embarrassing to admit, but there it is. Learn from my mistake, especially if your children are still young.

There Are Many Aspects of Responsibility

I thought having my boys do chores around the house and not buying them lots of stuff was teaching them responsibility. It sort of was.

What Can You Do?

Let your kids grow up and become responsible.

Don’t remind them 6 times that it’s time to get up for the day. Buy them an alarm clock, or wake them up once.

As they get older, don’t tell them to wear a coat. They can figure out it’s cold outside.