Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents or other adult relatives should make important decisions for their older (15 to 18 year-old) teenage children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. ---
During the years of adolescence, all the decisions for the children are being made by their parents. In some families this tendency still takes place as the children are growing and becoming more mature. I strongly believe that starting with 15-16 years old, teenagers must start making important decisions up to their own discretion. Doing that, teenagers will become more independent, increase self-confidence and prevent themselves from unintentional mistakes their parents could made.
First of all, sooner or later child will be in situations when he must do his own choice. Seventeen years old is exactly the age when teenagers are applying for the college and, therefore, have to leave their home and live away from their families. If one was always told what to do by his parents, either do the homework or go to bed, he would not be able to make such basic decisions alone. Not to mention living for months, studying and providing himself with the sustenance. Following directions of his parents hi still be callow even in 20 and 25. Therefore, making their own decisions in the early stages of teenage years will give children necessary experience, indispensable for living alone.
Secondly, observations of your own successful decisions will increase self-confidence in personality of the child. Such positive experience will make teenagers believe in themselves and act decisively in the future. One of my friends, Matt, being seventeen years old juvenile, fortuitously won substantial sum of money in lottery. Despite his parents wanted him to put these money on the bank account, they ultimately decided to let Matt to make his own choice how to spend...