The children's problem does not lie with the children. Where does it lie then? It lies with the families.
People are very selfish. They only care for their own families. After getting married for two and a half days, not even three, they get divorced and then marry again. As a result of the high divorce rate and many broken families, we have problem children. If the families didn't break up, then parents could take good care of their children. They wouldn't be busy making money outside and leaving the children to take care of themselves. Since parents give birth to children and raise them, but cannot teach them, children encounter a lot of problems. Therefore, the problem is not with the children. When children encounter problems, it's already too late!
If we want to solve the children's problem, then we must start with the family. That is, both the father and mother should take the responsibility of educating their children. You cannot say, "To give them freedom means to let them do whatever they want!" If you don't discipline them, then "Those who draw near rouge turn red; those who draw near ink turn black," and "Those dyed in blue become blue; those dyed in yellow become yellow." Children are influenced by their environment. If you allow them to develop freely without any guidance and discipline, they may develop inclinations for killing, arson, smuggling, and drug peddling. That's the problem with free development. Free development is acceptable within certain limits. We shouldn't let children have their own way completely. Under the laws of this country, as soon as parents try to discipline their children, the children can report them to the police and have them arrested and imprisoned.
I believe that since parents gave birth to their children, they wouldn't be willing to abuse them. Even if they were to discipline them a little, they would do it with discretion. It shouldn't be the case that parents don't even dare to touch their own children, or scold them. That would certainly spoil the children. If you don't trim the branches that grow from a tree, the tree will only be good for firewood. However, if you trim the tree well, then the tree will be able to hold great weight for tens of thousands of years and even suitable for making pillars. Therefore, we should teach our children with care.