3 Important Reasons Why Kids Should Have More Freedom
Kids are soon to be our future so we should make sure they are well-prepared. However, with strict parents and low expectations, nothing is guaranteed.
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Let’s run through three reasons why kids should be allowed more freedom.
1. It can lead to a bright future
At the moment, studies suggest that 14-18-year-old Americans are 17 per cent less interested in jobs in the STEM or medical fields. A lot of kids are saying they do not know what they want to do. If kids spent more time doing stuff that they’re currently not allowed to do, then that could open up opportunities into the future, as they would experience a greater variety of things.
2. They’ll be ready/matured for later years
Another reason why kids should be brought up with freedom is in order for them to mature. Right now, most kids don’t see the big risks in life.
The good news is that some schools, like Richmond Avenue Primary, are getting it right. They are ‘bringing in risk’ to their school by using fire, knives etc.
3. To learn not to be negative
Kids can be unenthusiastic. If you give them more freedom and look after them, then they will become less chaotic. This will be giving you as the adult an advantage, especially when they argue back at you for not doing something.
The fact is, kids like to rebel a lot. Grounding them or giving punishments is just another way for them to feel trapped and get revenge.