In an article in Psychology Today, Erin Leyba, LCSW, PhD, writes:
“Providing young children opportunities to use their voices, make decisions, develop ownership, and solve problems are great ways to bond with them.
Giving kids a say also:
Deb Curtis and Jess Guiney, in an article that forms the basis for an Out of the Box Training Kit, “Seeing and Supporting Children’s Right to Choose,” write this:
“Vygotsky’s learning theories about social constructivism support the ideas that:
Our view of children strongly determines if we support and challenge them or direct and correct them. Adults must believe that children deserve the right to choose and are capable of understanding that with rights come responsibility. If we believe this, then we will use our role to coach children to make good choices.”
Source: “5 Guidelines for Giving Kids Choices,” by Erin Leyba, LSCW, PhD, Psychology Today, February 1, 2016
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