This is just a simple argument on about parents should not be responsible for their child’s actions.
Should parents be responsible for their children’s actions? I feel that parents should not be held responsible for their children’s actions as everyone is responsible for their own actions and as long as the parents have done their part in imparting their children the right moral values, they should not be blamed. No one teaches a child to do wrong, it comes naturally.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was”. This shows that parents are not responsible for the behaviour of their children as the children are the ones who have the last say in what they want to do. Parents would have done their part in imparting their children the right moral values since young. Since the children already have the ability to differentiate between what’s right and what’s wrong, the parents should not be blamed when their children did something wrong as the children themselves made the wrong decisions and should be responsible for their own mistakes, to be fair to the parents, and also, for the children to learn from their mistakes. If the adults were to take the blame for their children’s actions, the children would not get the chance to experience failure, and would repeat their mistakes again and again, until they become adults themselves and have to face the same mistakes that their parents took responsibility for. Isn’t it better for them to correct their mistakes when they are young than to repeat their mistakes and continue to let their parents take the blame until they grow up and face the same mistakes, but do not know how to learn from it? Therefore, parents should not be responsible for their children’s actions as it was their children who chose what to do and they should let the children learn from their own mistakes instead of running away from the consequences.
There is no precise formula or pattern for raising ones children which will guarantee that the child will grow up to be a well-rounded citizen that is a benefit to society. Each and every person make their own decisions in whatever they do, including children and parents. The parents themselves have to be responsible for their own actions and there is no reason why children can push all the blame to their parents when it was them who made the wrong decisions and do not want to face the music. It will be unfair for the parents to take the blame for their children’s wrong doing as the parents have their own decisions to make and problems to take care of, too. Parents can do everything to impart the right moral values to their children- set strict guidelines, help them with their studies, encourage them to be decent people, be a good role model, limit what they watch and listen to, and despite all these things, the children might not decide to do what their parents had taught them and rebel against their parents. The parents are already punished or troubled by having their children rebel against them and thus, it will be unfair for the parents to bear the consequences of their children’s rebellious actions too.
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