7 Things to Never Do for Your Kid

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Make His Decisions, Big and Small

Hey, you just want the best for your shining star, right? So it only makes sense that you would nudge him in the directions you want him to take. Unfortunately, taking over all decision-making for your child raises a self-conscious and indecisive adult.

What to do: Teach your child to make strong decisions at an early age. Let him choose his outfits at age 4 so that he'll be able to choose a college at 18. If you don't agree, explain why; don't force.