When we let our kids choose their own clothes, they experience greater self-confidence, feel independent, and learn some responsibility. When we don’t…well, let’s just say those things take a little longer.
Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes freelance for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, Everyday Family, Momtastic, SafeBee for UL and mom.me. She also blogs for The Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015)