This comment was by Jason in reference to the post – You Have No Idea Why I’m So Strict With My Son, So Please Stop Judging Me For It
You know why you are keeping his life regular—but does your son know?
Does he understand the consequences that will occur should his routine drop for a time? Does he agree with your strictness—or are you becoming his worst enemy by denying him what he may see as ‘harmless opportunities’?
Will he respect you and your advice when he turns 16, 18, 21 and starts encountering those random adult choices—or will he hate you by then, for never allowing him to experience and learn about life and his own limitations when he was young enough that his mistakes would be smaller?
I don’t know you or your family, and I can respect that you’ve received the opinion of professionals who know far more than I do about his health.
I can even admire you for implementing their advice with such rigour. I just wanted to raise the question regarding the effectiveness of his routine: if he is asking to go out past his bedtime then perhaps he isn’t as empathetic towards it as he needs to be for the future—which in my experience, could be of some concern.
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