Educating children is an ever-challenging task. Some recent parenting theories suggest that offspring should be given their independence when it comes to
and decision-making at an early
. Due to their lack of maturity at
stage and the possible long-lasting consequences of their wrong decisions, I totally disagree with
, young children are not mature enough to realize how the world really works. But what does maturity really mean? Maturity represents the experience gained throughout the life cycle, the one which helps people distinguish good from evil, right from wrong. At an early
, it_s impossible for children to have
experience and to use it when needed.
, children tend to believe that everyone around them is as caring and loving as their family;
, they are an easy target
people with hazardous intentions,
, kidnappers etc. In order to avoid
kind of people, it_s advisable that especially at an early
, children should not take actions without their parents_ approval.
, children taking their own decisions at early stages might result in irreversible consequences later in life.
, children who have peers that smoke, drink alcohol, or even take drugs, might get curious to try them as well, enhancing their chances for regular use. If children hide
from their parents, they will cause permanent damages to their health. Considering
and their potential drawbacks, young children_s decision-making without their parents_ guidance, is completely unacceptable.
In conclusion, we cannot expect children with neither life experience, nor a realistic view of the consequences of their actions, to behave and make decisions independently.
only emphasizes their need for parents
and protection, at least until the
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