Article: How to Raise an Opinionated Girl
I am a mother to four girls ages 17, 15, 14 and 8. I can tell you right now that I did nothing to make 3 out of 4 of them opinionated (all in different ways, mind you!)
At age three, I really didn't let any of my children make huge decisions. I gave them choices, do you want to wear this outfit or that one? Do you want an apple or a banana...kind of thing.
In this article the mother is talking about raising an opinionated girl, a girl who knows what she wants. However, her daughter is just three. I totally agree that her daughter obviously knew what she wanted in a hair cut by the way the story is told. I just never thought about giving MY three year old such a big decision to make, nor did I wonder about how to raise an opinionated girl. BUT I have thought long and hard about how to raise independent thinkers and children who will stand up for what they believe regardless of the response, so I am not sure if that equates to being opinionated or not? What do you think?
Do you let your young children make big decisions, like hair cut style? Do you actively think and plan how to raise an opinionated girl/child?