Lack of rules—need for thought, good judgment, consideration
In a discussion, someone was asking about how to loosen up about letting children choose foods. Someone gave a quick, hard piece of bad advice:
-=-From now on you allow them to eat what, when and where they want.-=-This is a rule, applying to the parent, handed down by…. "UNSCHOOLING"?
No. And it doesn't really make sense.
I think there are some exceptions, but there shouldn't be hundreds of exceptions.
Thoughtful decision making involves considering as many factors as you can. No rule can be applied in every place and at all times. There will be special cases, and times to put courtesy and etiquette before any other considerations.
Then there are other rules that make sense:
Showing people your chewed-up food isn't polite.Visiting other lands or cultures
Find out before you go what might be expected.There are places that are Not Where You Live. LOTS of them.
"From now on you allow them to eat what, when and where they want" is unlikely to apply.