Children should be allowed to live independently after the age of 18 in India
In India, children never really live alone at any point of time in their life unless it is for higher studies or an out-of-station job. Even in those cases, parents expect children to return home and start living with them again. The Indian family system promotes interdependence and living together. However, if children move out of their parental homes and start living on their own, they will be more confident, self-reliant, and responsible.
A young man or a woman is entrusted with responsibilities only when they get married and begin living with their spouses. However, before that, they have very little experience in making important decisions, planning finances, or even handling critical situations. This puts them in a very difficult situation and doubts their position as responsible adults. If they are allowed to exercise their rights from the age of 18, they become better at judging good from bad. They get opportunities to see life and experience it firsthand.
Living independently helps children become accountable for their actions and teaches them to make
sensible decisions in life.
Children should not be allowed to live independently after the age of 18 in India
An 18-year-old will not get a decent job in India because of his limited educational qualifications. As a result, he might take up odd jobs or stress himself to earn money.
Youngsters might be attracted to criminal activities to earn more money. Allowing them to live alone can result in losing them forever. When children move out of their parental homes, it becomes impossible to monitor their behavior or track
their whereabouts. If they get into the wrong company or are mislead, chances are that parents will be ignorant of what’s happening until it is too late. When children live with their parents, it is easier to know what is happening in their lives and the chances of them being misled are few.
Living alone is very common in western countries because laws and regulations are better equipped to handle circumstances. However, in India, the legal or employment system has many loopholes. Hence, children should not be allowed to live independently after the age of 18.
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Living independently helps children become accountable for their actions and teaches them to make sensible decisions in life. Therefore, Children should be allowed to live independently after the age of 18 in India.