Allowing children to be, childrenChildren are always mischievous. That is exactly why they are children.
Research in child psychology always reinforces the fact that only children who are allowed to do whatever they want to do, and be free children, excel in their lives. They are more creative, more innovative and develop a lot of "out-of-the-box" thinking capabilities.
Yet, most parents and most elders think that it is wise to discipline even a three year old child. This is absolutely ridiculous. We should allow such children to play around, and do all sorts of modern art on our walls. This is quite natural and it will only encourage them to give expression to their talents.
Children who are sought to be disciplined, silently frown upon authority figures and literally take revenge on such elders when they grow big as adults. Many maternal uncles are hated by children for this reason. All elders should learn the art of treating children, like children.
Yes, they may even break a television, damage at least ten remote control instruments of televisions or play with smartphones as if there is no tomorrow. Still, we need to go along with such normal behavior and just try to tell them not to exceed limits. Thrashing them violently, will never yield any positive results.
In fact, it is always wise to put children into play schools right up to the fifth standard. It is only in such play schools that children learn while playing. It is only in such play schools that children learn to play and also learn.
These schools have huge black boards where small children up to the age of five, are allowed to scribble and write and draw whatever they want. They are encouraged to learn through very innovative methods, where there is so much of visuals to illustrate any small point.
It is always observed that such children grow up more naturally. In any case, capital punishment of any sort should be totally avoided by both parents and children, right up to the age of fifteen. After this age, children learn to be more balanced and can easily see reason. They will also tend to accept what elders say on day-to-affairs, if they have not experienced any capital punishment, when they were young.
We should also take children to natural surroundings, including hill stations, at a very young age. They tend to understand nature with all its beauty and associate such learning with anything that is beautiful. They need to be told all stories, at least by grand-parents, who would have a huge amount of time at their disposal.
The more we treat children, in the most natural ways, they will also respond naturally and grow up to be responsible adults. Let us learn at least some ways of getting this done.