Some parents believe they have to be the chief decision maker in the family. The parents are the boss and have the final say. While this is true for some things such as safety or health issues, it isn’t true for everything. If I always make the decisions, then I deprive my children of the skill of decision making. They will need that skill as adults. Therefore, if I involve them in the decision making process, they will learn these skills and be more prepared for adulthood.