Children should be taught life skills and responsibility from a young age. Age appropriate tasks under supervision make children learn new things and also help them gain independence. It is all a part of growing up. I feel children, whose parents allow them the freedom that lets them grow into responsible people, turn out to be in better control of their lives. They master the art of right decision making because they have been allowed to use their brains to make decisions. They learn the consequences of wrong decisions, pretty young in life. Hence, they weigh all their options before committing to anything, even when they grow up.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino