Teaching Children Self-Regulation
One of parents' most important responsibilities is helping children learn to govern themselves. According to experts, the best parenting combines firm expectations and reasonable freedom for children to make their own choices. When parents provide a good balance between rules and freedom, children learn to act responsibly of their own free will, even when parents aren't around.
Northrup, Megan and Duncan, Stephen F., "Teaching Children Self-Regulation" (2019). Forever Families. 97.