Christian Sorrell Posted over 2 years ago Are children ready to make decisions like adults? Considering I have known several children with life goals like "when I grow up, I want to be a dump truck" or "I can't wait to grow up so I can be a stegosaurus," I would say that they are probably not yet ready to make considerable decisions about their future in terms of life-long decisions. That said, I also think that children are underestimated far too often and that they are capable of so much more than many people give them credit for, especially in the right situation. I have seen this in many of the children that my fiance teaches. Overall, my answer would be "kind of" and it depends mostly on the decision being made.