I believe that there is a limit to freedom and how parents decide to use it on their kids. Having kids do whatever they want all the time is not healthy for them or for their parents. Kids also need the decline in the way they act and the way they go out and do stuff. I agree that it is good to have kids start learning new things at a young age and experimenting with life and the outside world. Now there should always be a limt to how much kids spend outside their house because it may cause them to take advantage and to not obey later in the future.

I am normally patient with most stuff, if it’s something I’m going to enjoy or for a good thing I would not mind it at all. But when it comes to something I hate or I’m just not a fan of, I will lose it. My parents are parents who let me go out and enjoy life, they do have a limit on how much I can go out for the day. I don’t complain about my curfew when I go out which is 11 because I know someone my age should not be going out too late. I am pretty indepnt when it comes to most things.

Most of the time my parents are at work so I cook for myself some days or go run my arens with my friends. I enjoy the freedom I get because my parents with who and where I got out with. I am very surprised with my dad because I have never thought that he would have let me go out with my guy friends and he does. I appreciate him having trust in me and in what I do.

I am the only the only child which makes things a lot more interesting about how my friends and cousins where raised and how I was raised. At the end of the day my parents raised me right and showed me my values in life. knowing that I grew up with freedom and the trust of my parents really does make me happy because I are that trust with them.

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December 11, 2021 4:51 am

Dear Michelle,

I really liked your point when you said “I agree that it is good to have kids start learning new things at a young age and experimenting with life and the outside world.” I agree with you that new experiences are the best times of growth for a child. Personally, I feel that times when I was pushed out of my comfort zone have helped me become stronger and a better overall person. I am also like you in that I am really grateful that my parents have a strong trust in me and are willing to give me the freedom to support that trust. I am excited to see if years down the road we agree with these statements. I invite you to look at this article that shows that giving children more freedom can improve a family’s well-being.


December 11, 2021 4:07 am

I agree with what you are saying. I do think its necessary for kids to have freedom since it helps them develop but there is also has to be a limit. I also really find it interesting how you compared your experience with others, especially since you were an only child. And I also agree that there should be a amount of trust between the parents and kids.

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