Should parents give their child more freedom?

May 22, 2020

It has never been easy to be good parents. There are many things to think about, for instance, children’s freedom. You might not know when to stop controlling everything and let your children free. Should parents give their child more freedom?
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We all want to be good parents and try to do so by giving our children too much protection. However, this is not good for your children. So what is enough and when should you give your kids more freedom?

 

Child freedom has always been a hard topic. Many parents place tight restrictions on their kids, giving them no freedom. This is not good for children because they will be dependent and inactive. A survey has been conducted, revealing the attitudes of parents towards child freedom. 1,630 parents were asked about the right time to let go a little instead of controlling their children lives.

 

Men are stricter than women when it comes to child makeup / ph: Pexels@Fill Alcântara

Wearing makeup

 

Should children be allowed to wear makeup? Many parents agree that children absolutely can use makeup like any toy because it causes no harm to them. On the other hand, some worry about the pressure to look good put on children. All parents agree that children under 5 years old should not be allowed to wear makeup. 70% dad says that it is not good for children under 16 to wear makeup while this percentage of mom is 40%.

Using smartphone

 

22% of parents think that children aged 11 should be allowed to use a smartphone and the number increase to 59% when children reach 14. You should decide this considering your child maturity. Because children always find a way to access smartphones no matter how much blocks you use. Allowing them to use in a limited time is thus a wise choice.

 

Allowing them to use in a limited time is thus a wise choice / ph: Pexels@Julia M Cameron

Go out after dark and use public transport

 

More than 50% of parents say that they allow their children to go out after dark at the age of 15 while the percentage of parents willing to let their kids use public transport at the age of 12 is 49%.
Too many restrictions pressed on your children will give them no time to breathe. Besides, as they grow up, they tend to be out of parents’ protection. Therefore, you should know what is the right time to let your kids independence and freedom.

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