How can I help?

Supporting our children in decisionmaking starts with turning to God in prayer.

We see someone standing on a street corner looking at a map and then looking around to figure out where he is. We instinctively want to help. And if we know the area, we might very well be able to point him in the right direction or even guide him to his destination.

But what if we're faced with a more complicated need? Suppose we are parents and we want to make sure we are assisting our children in the best way as they make more and more of their own decisions. Maybe a child is contemplating a choice, and we feel sure we know the appropriate way to go. Should we step in and make the decision? Or should we keep out of it and let the child sink or swim? Or should we take some middle road?

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