Children and Freedom: How much is too much?


There’s nothing is this world parallel to a mother’s heart; the seemingly natural role at times transcends and surpasses a form beyond natural. The unique mother-child bond which we share with our own one is as exclusive yet an universal feeling. Being a mother has made me accept things out of my way, realising the bigger picture and above all charmed me to embrace love in its supreme element – Selflessness.ย 

While at the beginning of my blogging journey I have penned down a write-up on ‘Children and Freedom’ from my personal encounters and exposure to motherhood, which with your grace was much appreciated. With great pleasure I mention that the article is being published in the acclaimed Huffington Post India.
For my readers and fellow blogger friends, I submit the link below. I would much appreciate your time and views. Stay loved and at peace.


75 thoughts on “Children and Freedom: How much is too much?

  1. Very insightful article, I want to play all the time and make a mess as well but then I wouldn’t be reading and writing, so perhaps if all children had blogs they would be awesome like us. As you can probably guess I don’t have children.

  2. Parenting is not unlike tightrope walking. The linear progress is deceptive and there is no way you can be sure the balance you achieved was perfect. Some trip and tumble off indeed. Your son’s examples was lovingly quoted; it drove the point home. The lines from Khalil Gibran are excerpted to perfection.

  3. Loved reading the article! Congratulations on being published by Huff Post! I’m so very happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚
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  4. Congratulations! This is huge! ๐Ÿ˜€ I read the write up. I have often noticed parents who give too much freedom to the extent that they don;t even admonish the children for wrong doing. While the others do not give freedom at all.
    Well written ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. As I have always believed, balance is definitely the key. Too much of anything would end up being hazardous. Relevant article and brilliant writing. Congratulations on being published ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ah, yes. The eternal tug of war between freedom and responsibility. I think most parents today must feel the pressure to give in via allowances, perhaps to compensate for inadequate time.
    Peer pressure for parents, and another set of peer pressure for children.
    Oh, congrats for entry into Huffington world!

  7. Reminded me of the old Crosby, Stills, and Nash song “Teach Your Children”: “Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick’s, the one you’ll know by.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Congrats Chaitali ! Well written. Khalil Gibrans lines are so apt, arent they ! Its a delicate balance at the end of the day. Too much freedom is also not okay.I read recently in an article that some children in US threaten their parents to call the Child Protection number and some of them actually threaten their parents physically if their needs are not met. Too much and too little..both are harmful.

  9. I like to use the phrase, freedom within boundaries. That balance between freedom and discipline can exist simultaneously as long as one is free within the boundaries. I believe you pretty well nailed it. Well done.

  10. Thereโ€™s a growing unease that, in the new regimen of rules and discipline, children are losing the freedom they need to express their personalities and learn for themselves what is right and wrong. How can we expect our children to become tomorrowโ€™s bright young things if we donโ€™t allow them the space today to grow and learn…

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