Parenting: Why Rules Are Vital in the Process

Parenting: Why Rules Are Vital in the Process

There are several reasons why rules are important in raising a child. Child psychologists explain.

All attempts to raise a responsible, cooperative child without age-appropriate restrictions dooms him to failure and stress. Thus, a balanced and self-regulating adult begins with a child who first adheres to the rules of elders until he learns to independently regulate his own behavior. Therefore, the rules are simply vital during the upbringing of a child, psychologists say.

Rules prepare children for the real world. Rules are limits and boundaries that provide a framework for understanding what is expected of children at school, at home or with friends. In addition, rules are a natural part of our lives, in which the presence of instructions helps to cope with difficult situations.

In addition, clear, consistent, and fair rules reduce power struggles, reassure children, and provide a sense of order. Moreover, clear instructions are one of the elements of children’s learning motivation.

Rules and criteria for completing tasks, clear expected results help children succeed in learning much more than long explanations of educational material by the teacher. In addition, children quite often refuse to do any work, not because they are not capable or lazy, but because they simply do not know where to start or what is expected of them. Later, as they grow up, it is the rules that help students master time management, plan their own activities, become more independent and motivated to make healthy choices.