Parenting is exhausting, right Mom? I know it’s what we signed up for, but still—it’s a lot. Not only are we responsible for meeting our kids’ basic needs, but we also bear the weight of nurturing them and cultivating their independence. That’s a pretty big deal, so we often find ourselves making most (and sometimes all) of the decisions in their lives. But there are some decisions you shouldn’t make for your kids.

Some of the choices we make for them affect more than just that singular moment in time. They may send a bigger message that undermines our children’s own ability to reason, discern, and assert themselves. So here are 4 decisions you shouldn’t make for your kids.


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