May 9, 2017
A parent has to teach their children about rules and limitations. Whether these are rules of nature or society, they must be taught. However, we know that rules are meant to be broken. Part of the challenge of life is finding ways to bend and break rules. Some would call this "thinking outside of the box." Thus, a parent that wants to raise a creative thinker has to address to the dichotomy of understanding and following rules while challenging them. Communication is often the key, but it takes more than that. Instead of asking for the rules to be followed, a parent should also explain why the rules exist. A practice of explaining why rules are there will teach deeper lessons and help a child build a solid foundation. Thus, they will be able to do the right thing without regard for the rules.