I believe in letting children be children.
And I also believe they are beings in children's bodies. It's the mind and body that matures. Not the spirit.
But, as I said, that is not an excuse for treating kids like adults or abusing them or anything else.
I've known a lot of Scn'ists who believed what they believed but still treated their kids like kids.
In the Cadet's Org,however, children are not accorded this treatment. But that's because the SO mistreats everyone.
So when someone overworks or imposes on a child or doesn't let them be playful or anything else, citing "big thetans in little bodies", what they're really saying is that they want to enslave anyone- children included.
Someone who does that does not treat anyone well.