One mother has decided to abstain from setting rules for her four children. She believes in letting them roam free, without any boundaries or guidelines. Some people think that this mother is setting her children up to fail when they reach school age and become adults, but Mara Doemland from Texas disagrees. She believes it is better for children to be raised without rules so they never have hear the word “no” from their parents.

Doemland is a mother of four children all under the age of ten. She resides in Corpus Christi, Texas and has said that she doesn’t want her kids to feel restricted so she doesn’t have any rules at home or when they’re out and about. Even though it’s not the best for them, she lets her young children drink coffee and stay up all night if that is their preference.

Doemland is raising her four children with Christopher Mareth, 36. He works as a reseller. The couple prefers to not have established rules at home so that they don’t have to parent their four children, Emmy (9), Murphy (7), Ripley (5), and Indy (2).

Some believe that parents are doing their children a disservice by permitting them to do things which may be detrimental to their health. For example, some mothers allow young children of theirs to drink coffee and run around outside without shoes on their behalf.

According to Mom, not setting food rules is beneficial because her kids don’t “crave sweet things.” She believes this is so because she hasn’t been “categorizing certain food as special or a treat.” Mom is happy to report that her children often choose to eat fruit and vegetables without any nudging from mom or dad. According to this couple, they believe in letting their children make all their decisions about their own lives as though they were little adults.

“I don’t agree with restricting food for my kids,” she said. “I don’t want them to have a negative relationship with food. I make sure all food is available for them which doesn’t categorize certain food as ‘special’ or a treat. It actually stops them craving sweet things if it is all available to them.”

Mara allows her young children to drink strong Starbucks coffee, even though medical professionals advise against it. Caffeine is not recommended for children under the age of twelve.

“I let them drink coffee if they want to try it but they don’t drink it as adults do,” the mom stated. “They’re not doing shots of espresso all day.”

Children should not consume any caffeine.

Mom also allows her children to go barefoot in public.

“I’m a barefoot person and have strong feet. I let my kids go barefoot if they want unless the pavement is too hot,” she stated. “Emmy and Indy love to be barefoot.”

The mother from Texas also lets her son wear dresses.