THE CHILD CHOICES and the criteria for “messing up” are similar. Both “messing up” and THE CHILD CHOICES are emotional, irrational and have no concern for possible consequences. Impulsive or unconsciously determined CHILD CHOICES can result in “messing up”. “Messing up” such as addictions, criminal activities, relationship conflicts, refusal to care for health and all the other ways people “mess up” are similar to CHILD CHOICES. Both CHILD CHOICES and “messing up” are highly emotional, irrational and not concerned about consequences.
Although “messing up” and CHILD CHOICES are similar in their make-up, CHILD CHOICES should not be equated with “messing up”.