Theory:

The poem "Chivy" discusses about the impact of adults controlling or directing the lives of children. From a very young age, children are made to do things according to the elder's wish. Although it is good to take the advice of learned people, sometimes it makes the children incapable of making a decision by themselves. When a child is asked to do something, it would be curious to know the purpose behind it. When adults try to explain it to them, children may understand and follow. The poem also talks about how certain things need to be normalized, like socks getting low or children making noise. It isn't easy to expect perfectionism in children. Children must be allowed to view the world from their perspective. Adults must only guide them towards the right path and not nag or impose their orders.