This essay stresses that the problem with the complex is that after taking authority away parents or the father, it shares this power with other groups outside of family which often allow children to behave and operate as fully grown adults. Such provision of power to children at such a raw age when their minds happen to be highly impressionable is a flawed strategy and it serves to bring an abrupt end to childhood which can be potentially damaging to children in context of emotional and mental wellbeing.
This paper makes a conclusion that the tutelary complex cannot be entirely blamed for misguided or uncoordinated arrangement of childhood. The complex can be criticized to a limited extent because it is not true that it essentially leads to the end of childhood earlier than necessary. Rather, this argument should also be registered by opponents of the complex that it has served to bring an end to absolute authority enjoyed by a parent, usually a father, and granted children power to act as responsible human beings. Though excessive delivery of power can lead to disastrous consequences like early end to childhood, the complex largely helps to coordinate and arrange childhood to a significant extent. The complex made sure that all responsibilities of families did not remain internalized instead ensuring that a family had external responsibilities toward society also. The complex did not make the heads of families sign a contract using coercive prods, rather it sought to establish an association between this institution and society.