Some parents and teachers think that children’s behaviour should be strictly controlled. While some think that children should be free to behave.
Discuss both the views and give your opinion.
It is believed by many parents and educators that the way in which children behave should be controlled, while others say that children should let them behave as they want. While children can learn about their behaviour when they grow, I think that a restricted environment is important to children’s behaviour.
On the one hand, it is possible that when children become adult, they automatically learn how to behave in society. This is because, under the age of 16, they are too young to understand the difference between good and bad manners. For example, a recent study by Cambridge University found that 30% of children who were allowed to behave freely when they were young became well-behaved adults. However, I do not agree with this viewpoint because of the reason elucidated below.
On the other hand, imposing restrictions on how to behave, children are taught to live in a discipline. This is because living in a set of rules is an important aspect of life and if children are taught such manner at an earlier age, they are more likely to understand and listen to elders advice. To illustrate, I studied in a strict school, and a special lecture was given on a daily basis about the manners to talk. This helped me to have a good behaviour when I became an adult. Therefore, I believe that this view is preferable because strictness teaches how to behave socially.
In conclusion, although with age many children can start behaving in a good manner, I believe that elders should strictly monitor the behaviour of children to teach discipline.