Rules on Children

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Dec 7, 2017 16:24
Some people think that children should obey rules or do what their parents and teachers want them to do. Other people think that children controlld too much cannot deal with problems themselves in adulthood.
Discuss both views and state your own opinion.


Children are expected to obey rules either at home or at school. Rules sometimes are important but I would argue that strict discipline can have an adverse impact on children's problem-solving abilities.

Some people are strong advocates of imposing rules because rules can help children shape good behavior patters and guide them to behave in a socially acceptable way. Unlike adults, children are not aware of the consequences that their improper behaviors might cause. Without certain rules, they may do whatever they want such as skipping classes, using bad language, or even bullying others.

However, there are concerns that rules may not have positive influences on children if their parents give priority to thier obedience in terms of making rules. Children may not able to solve problems by themselves because they heavily rely on rules. For example, they might find it difficult to allocate their time after entering workforce without the instructions of their parents or teachers. As a result, they are unlikely to achieve success in their career in the future.

From my point of view, although rules are important, children should be given enough freedom in both their lives and theirs studies. As a result of strict upbringing, some children may dare not to put their ideas into practice because they are afraid of being punished by disobeying rules. For example, if students are asked to solve a mathematic problem in a given way, few of them might not consider another possible way to solve the problem. Therefore, they cannot sharpen their problem-solving skills and will find it hard to tackle complex issues in the real world after they grow up.

Overall, too much control over children will have a negative impact on theirdevelopment especially on their problem-solving abilities.