Rev Njue: How will I know my child is capable of making own decisions?

A man holding his son. At what point is a child old enough to make his own decisions? 

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What you need to know:

  • While raising a child with a defined ability to make good decisions is the monumental goal of every parent, you need to be humbled by the fact that perfect parents and perfect kids do not exist.
  • However, there is a possibility of raising healthy and competent children who, in the long run, become responsible citizens.
  • Whichever stage your children are at, exploring their unique interests, talents and potentials is crucial for successful nurturing.

At what point should one’s children be allowed to make their own decisions? Also, how can you tell whether your child has come of age and confirm that they understand what they are doing?

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