Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Dec/Jan 2019 Aspire Magazine Final - Page 70

Helping Your Child Make Smart Choices BY MAUREEN HEALY C hildren are constantly making choices — from what socks to put on to what friend to invite over for a playdate — but the choices I’m referring to are the emotional ones. What does your son do when he’s overwhelmed? Does he scream or cry? Or does he go into his bedroom and write in his journal? Those are very different choices. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with boys or girls crying, but the idea is for children to make conscious choices that honor their momentary experience and serve them in the long term. 70 | December 2018 / January 2019