A child who cannot have any influence on his life circumstances, a child who cannot choose anything, decide anything.
What if the worst feeling a child could experience was powerlessness?
What if most misbehavior stemmed from an attempt to feel empowered?
May we let our children choose as much as possible: the clothes they wear, what food they eat, their activities outside schools, the books they borrow at the library. Empowerment starts in the little things.