It’s important to teach children to take care of others and to be grateful to those who contribute to their lives. Studies show that people who are used to expressing gratitude are more likely to be helpful, compassionate, and forgiving. Plus, they feel happier and healthier.
Constant control can lead to a destructive relationship in the future. Trust your child, and let them make their own decisions. Start with small things: let them choose what to wear or what to eat for breakfast. Thus, your child gradually becomes independent and understands what he or she really wants from life. Listen carefully if your child has decided to share their problems with you, and help them make the best choice.