Whether parents should give their children the freedom to make their own decisions or not is a debatable issue. While some parents think parents should allow their children to make decisions in their childhood, I am against this opinion due to the possibility of developing selfishness.
When teens are given room to make their own decisions, their brains learn how to make hard choices by weighing both sides of their decision. More importantly, it helps them reduce the stress of feeling helpless or controlled by someone else. In school, teachers boost students’ self-reliance and independence when they allow students to make choices, explain the purpose of an assignment, and seek feedback about the helpfulness of their homework rather than spoon-feeding them. This also fosters a mentor relationship and demonstrates respect, while growing their students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Although parents owe their children to experience everything possible, letting children decide on every decision all the time is an irrational thing to do. Since teens are not mature enough to deal with the true realities of real life, they usually rush to a decision and then encounter many unexpected consequences. A more serious counterproductive effect is they become more selfish because they may never take the benefits of others into consideration. For instance, children who are at liberty to eat, wear and play whatever they like will never think of whether their parents can afford their interests or share the same tastes.
In conclusion, it is true that there is a range of benefits when children are free to decide some daily matters, I believe too high autonomy sometimes reversely affect their development.