Surely children need to learn to deal with restrictions to prepare them for life in society?
How do you distinguish between restrictions on our behaviour that are good for us and those that aren’t? The restrictions on our behaviour that are good for us are ones we agree with. And when we agree with them, they are not restrictions on our behaviour anyway.
Is Taking Children Seriously revolutionary?
Taking Children Seriously is neither utopian nor revolutionary. It is fallibilist and respects tradition as well as the growth of knowledge.
Taking the free world and children seriously: an anecdote
As Karl Popper said, “our own free world is by far the best society which has come into existence during the course of human history.”
The heavy societal pressure to coerce children
The societal pressure on parents to control and coerce their children can be immense.