Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
By the sounds of it, it seems like everyone's parents are in the habit of making decisions for them.
I don't have that kind of relationship with my mother, so it seems a little weird to me. Even when I was young, she more or less let me make my own decisions.
I think that's an awesome thing. I've tried to be that way with my kids, too, and I really hope it serves them well as adults. I know it really seems to help my oldest daughter in school and my three year old son is VERY intelligent, which I'm super proud of! I think independence is a key factor in not only developing intellectually "bookwise" but also "streetwise" or common sense and judgement wise. LOL. My kids are gonna be like supa smart gangstas. S'right. From da farm.