As the sense of authority and responsibility has started taking shape in your kiddo's mind, the time is not far when he will get overwhelmed with the prospect of making his own decisions.
What you need to know
If you want your kid to become self dependent then this is the right age to let him make small decisions on his own. Do not try to be overly controlling of him, let him be himself and decide on his own. This way he will be more comfortable sharing his needs with you and even ask for your suggestions when he is uncertain about things.