Formulate Their Independent Thinking

The world is cruel. I don’t want to sound negative but that’s the truth. Everyone needs to be cautious and vigilant enough to analyse things carefully and then take a wise call so that they are able to take a decision which suits them best.

This ability of decision making comes with experience. Incidents which we face throughout our life, people we meet, teachings we get, every formal and informal communications which we have throughout our life helps us in developing the ability where we can understand all the pros and cons which we may face after we take a decision.

The process of developing this decision making ability starts right from a child’s birth and ends with the death. Kids are under the guidance of their parents and teachers until the age of their maturity. They all teach the kid with their formal / informal methods of teaching and prepare the kid to take on the world in future.

To develop a child’s ability the prime thing to be done is to develop the ability to take the decisions. For this parents need to put the child in situations where they can make decisions and understand it’s repercussions. This way the kids will learn fast and the learning which comes from practical experience is never forgotten.

Parents should talk to their child about different situations of life, narrate the kids their personal experiences and make them learn. To develop the child’s ability to take decision the first step is to let the child take decisions and trusting them with it. The child will gain tremendous confidence with this. Once a child knows that his elders are with him so they are able to take the decisions confidently and without fear. They feel more positive about their decision.

Parents need to act as an informal teacher to their kids. If you ask me, only parents can help developing the decision making ability in a best way. Parents are the only people who can trust their kid with any situation and allow him to take the decision and withstand with the kid upon the outcome of that decision, thus reducing the fear within the kid. The parents should respect the independent thinking thoughts emerging out of their child’s brain.

This process if started at early stage will give ample time to kid to learn and develop the ability of making appropriate decisions for their life. All in all empowering kids with the ability to make decisions and formulate their capability to think independently is one of the best gifts by parents.

This post is written by Abhi (Loaursuno). We both are taking part in #blogchatterA2Z campaign together

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6 thoughts on “Formulate Their Independent Thinking”

  1. Very well said and practical advice for parents. We must enable our children to be independent minded.

  2. Independent thinking fosters creativity among kids. Asking them open ended questions, giving them the responsibility to come up wth their ideas and most important showing respect towards their ideas encourages kids to think and they feel confident in their thinking.

  3. The world is cruel. I don’t want to sound negative but that’s the truth. Everyone needs to be cautious and vigilant enough to analyse things carefully and then take a wise call so that they are able to take a decision which suits them best…. I learnt this lesson at 40! Believe me, it was very painful 🙁

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