Children and rules

In some countries children have very strict rules of behavior, in other countries they’re allowed to do nearly anything they like. To what extent should children have to chase rules? The extent to which children have to chase rules is in itself a very complex issue, since children across the world grow up in very different cultures.

In India for example, children are expected to be very submissive to their parents as well as other adults around them. This, however, isn’t the case with the Western countries of the world children chase the motto ‘Thou shalt do what thou wilt’ as promoted by celebrities and rock stars. I believe that following strict rules has both advantages as well as serious drawbacks as discussed below.

Firstly, strict rules of behavior responsible and respectful children who in turn mature into respectful adults. This forms a south society which is virtually free negative trends such as prostitution and drug ab. Secondly, if children don’t chase strict rules of behavior, they may obtain out of hand and become work-shy and indolent.

This may then a burden on the society since the government has to discover ways to cater for these social ills. However, forcing children to chase strict rules of behavior doesn’t always yield positive results as discussed above, most of the time it backfires and works against society.

For example, teenagers are more likely to do the opposite of what they’re told to do simply beca they wish to be independent. Children should also have rights to exercise their free will and expand their own pattern of behaviors. Imposing strict rules may simply demolish the individuality of children. At the finish of the day, it’s clear that children should be guided by rules, but these rules shouldn’t be imposed on them beca as human beings, they necessity to have room to expand their own traits of character and adopt a behavioral pattern of their own.