There are a lot of things to think about when you ponder why dictatorial leaders would force children to live apart from their families. Some of the biggest questions that form in my head are, “Do the parents agree to this?” and, “Why would children not be allowed to grow up with their families?” I know that I would not want to live like that. I do have theories, though, for why leaders would enforce this type of law.
One, it gives children an opportunity to learn how to take care of themselves. If they were to stay with their families, they don’t have a chance to live in a way they would in the future, which is often alone until you are able to get married or find a roommate/someone to stay with. A law like this would also ensure children are getting the skills necessary to raise a family of their own.
Second, it gives children a chance to live with someone they might not necessarily be comfortable with. When you are an adult, you often have to work or be with people that are hard to tolerate. If you were always with people you liked and enjoyed being around, you don’t always get a chance to be with other people you aren’t comfortable with, so you aren’t able to get the life skills needed to have a healthy social life. Having the ability to talk and work with everyone is a good trait to have accomplished, and much more would get done with whatever job/task you are doing.
Third, if children aren’t with their families, it gives a leader a chance to connect directly to a child because if that leader is the one forcing the child to live somewhere else, then he would know where the child is being sent. If for any reason these leaders wanted to communicate with a certain child, they would easily be able to find him/her.
An important reason children wouldn’t be allowed to live with their families is so a leader and government can teach the children whatever information they wanted, however they...