I get where you're coming from, but Clark isn't Jordan's warden, he's his father. Trying to combine those roles never ends well. The kid becomes resentful and rejects his parents' guidance, and never really learns responsibility. And learning responsibility is an even bigger priority for a kid with powers. Push him down the wrong path, you wind up with a supervillain.
Clark had to go through this learning process himself. His parents had to trust him with his independence, and Clark has to show his son that he trusts him. It's hard, and it's risky, but that's true raising any child.