It is true that every child is raised differently. While some are of the view that children who grow under the watchful eye of their parents are obedient, learn more self-control and often achieve high grades, others believe that permissive parents allows children to learn firsthand life lessons.
Authoritarian parents are of the opinion that they always act in their children’s best interests. Parents encourage children to attain rewards by stepping out of their comfort zone and they demand nothing but competitiveness from their children in different fields at all times. In such cases, children who fail to meet their parents’ expectations are often subject to insult, criticism and physical punishment. This may lead to behavior problems that ultimately affect children as they grow up. Such children then fail to cope with pressure and end up becoming shy, submissive and withdrawn from society.
Children who learn on their own tend to gain firsthand experience of the real world and they often display signs of maturity at a young age. They become self-reliant and independent individuals who take more risks and live enriched lives. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that children who are given more freedom than necessary do not fall into the traps of irresponsibility, recklessness and laziness.
Hence, I personally think that incorporating both approaches reaps a happy and balanced lifestyle for children. Implementing this will lead to responsible and appreciative children with a bright future ahead of them.