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How Much Freedom Should Parents Give Their Children?

March 28, 2016

For decades, parents have been hovering over their children and their freedom. Now these kids rebel, overuse social media, and disrespect their parents. These kids should be given enough freedom so that they aren’t on their phones every minute they are alone. Some reasons why parents should give their children a good amount of freedom is trust, kids are more likely to rebel if you don’t, and kids will be negative towards you.
    For starters, trust is a big issue between parents and their children. Trust is a fundamental building block for all relationships. “On her first morning in America, last summer, my daughter went out to explore her new neighborhood — alone, without even telling my wife or me.” (Bethesda, Md.), this perfectly explains how your trust can instantly be lost and privileges can be taken away. All this girl wanted to do was explore and she didn't know any better yet she was punished anyway.
    Kids are also more likely to rebel if you coddle them. It will lead to drugs, lies, drinking, or worse. If you ground a child for too long, they’ll feel trapped and want to get out, this is the main cause for rebelling and will continue to be until parents see that grounding is a cruel and harmful punishment because now a days kids have to live up to their parents expectations and if they don't than they are usually grounded. 
    Subsequently, parents should give their children enough freedom so their kids aren’t so negative towards them and aren’t rude. For example, many kids retort back to their parents if they say their children can’t do something.
    In conclusion, our generation is getting worse and worse with how kids treat their parents and the freedom that they have and I think it needs to be changed.

                                                                            Natalie Hertler
Works cited:
At What Age Should Children Be Allowed to Go Places without Adult Supervision?" Shannon Doyne, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.
"How Much Freedom Have Your Parents given You?" Katherine Schulten, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.
"Minnesota Public Radio News." Minnesota Public Radio News. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.


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