Has your child ever decided that they know what is best for themselves (and sometimes everyone else)? While it can be cute to see your little one thinking they are such an adult, it can lead to a lot of problems. While our child might think they know what is best, we all know they are still in fact children. They are not adults yet. This can turn into a very frustrating problem, and often results in some battles of will. No one wants that. Natasha from Let’s Be Brave explains this very well and offers up some solutions for us. She writes:
‘In chapter 4 of On Becoming Preschool Wise, Ezzo and Bucknam warn “against creating the false impression in the mind of a child that she is able to do anything, say anything, and go anywhere without parents guidance or approval.” Such a child “is a child who has been granted too many freedoms of self-governance too early.” When children are given too many choices or given too much freedom to make decisions, it can lead to a problem referred to as wise in their own eyes. “Children who are wise in their own eyes will tend to go places they should not go and say things they should not say.” ‘
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