Restrictions are always used in upbringing children in their early ages. For sure parents wish all the best in this world for their children, so they try to restrict them from bad things and occupy children with love and care. From my observations, some people use restrictions very often, others do not use them at all. I consider it might be either cultural, ethnical, traditional family peculiarities or personal preference issues which regulate parents’ attitude to restrictions. We can observe several restrictions which parents use in upbringing their children more frequently. Many websites of psychological councils recommend parents to limit, for example, watching TV and Internet, food intake, pocket money issues. However, there are other forms of restrictions which are directed to control children’s behaviour, some sport activities and even creativity.
Why do people use them? I suppose, the first reason is to protect children from immediate danger like falling from a tree or any other physical damages, the second one is to secure them from long-term consequences of the potential psychological danger, the ones they might experience and behave wrongly in their adult life.
However, not every parent thinks about the consequences of many restrictions and precautions in childhood which can reflect to child’s further development at school. Being restricted and limited from expressing himself/herself in childhood, children become shy and unconfident in their actions at school, for instance, while performing in debates and discussions. Of course, there exist natural personality which might be the reason for child’s being shy and introvert. This shyness might disappear if child finds his favorite hobby or activity connected to performing in public. But, if not? If he/she is unable to cope with this problem himself, will parents let him stay silent? I hope they will not.
I suppose if everybody thinks about the level of restrictions which he/she has experienced in childhood, it might be helpful to discover possible answers for performing successfully or unsuccessfully in study.