Two parents from East Sussex have admitted they always say yes to their daughters – and claim it's made them happier.
Some people decide to take a strict parenting style, however Amanda and Paul Conway, both 47, let their kids Hannah and Beth express themselves however they want.
This included letting their eldest daughter Hannah leave school when she struggled to fit in.
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The parents described how the 11-year-old was allowed to 'take charge' home and say that she is now happier than ever.
Hannah is now allowed to do whatever she wants so long as she completes her chores.
Finance Manager Amanda said: "Hannah doesn't just get what she wants.
"She has to do her chores and home ed[ucation] to show that she doesn't get things in life for free."
She described how the youngster had left school broken but is now blooming 'into something wonderful' as she expresses herself.
Hannah's younger sister Beth, 10, is also allowed the same freedoms, however, the parents say she is not quite as 'wild' as Hannah.
Amanda and Paul, who is an Account Manager, say that their daughters can do whatever makes them happy so long as it is within reason.
For example, Hannah was allowed to get her ears pierced at the age of seven, and she was recently been allowed to cut off her long blonde her and dye the rest purple.
Amanda added: "She's always been different so we thought lets do things differently for her.
"She didn't fit in at school so we decided to pull her out. She immediately asked to cut her hair off and dye it purple.
"It was a bit difficult for me when she asked to cut off her gorgeous hair but it's her choice.'
Hannah has bleached her hair back to blonde after dying it purple, but has now decided she wants it to be blue.
Since leaving school, Amanda says that Hannah has began to express herself. Where she was silent before, the mum says she is now growing in confidence.
"She doesn't dress like an 11-year-old," said the mum.
"She likes cosplay and always sees the quirky clothes in Brighton.
"She's not stifled at school anymore. We said to her, 'You're in charge'. Now she's just excelling."
Amanda and Paul describe their approach to parenting as 'child led' and let both Hannah and 10-year-old Beth learn in the style that works for them – with Hannah learning in audio.
"If she can prove why she wants to do something I'll back her," said Amanda.
The mum admits there has been backlash over their parenting style though.
"'I get a lot of comments for people saying, 'Why am I harming my child' or 'She won't learn anything at home'," she said.
"We even had an older lady say, 'Why are your kids not at school' when she saw us in the village.
"Beth turned around and said, 'We are learning – we are home educated'."
Amanda says the results speak for themselves as Hannah has progressed a whole school year since doing it her way.
"I don't like conforming to what society says we should do," said the mum.
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