The following is part of a series of articles on the rights and responsibilities of children and of families. On our site, we’ve published a Children’s Bill Of Rights, with all of the sections in the bill. You can take a look at Children’s Bill of Rights.
Let’s look at the rights and attendant responsibilities. First we’ll show the right, then in italics and in red, the child’s responsibility. I’ll follow each of these with my comments. I’ll keep the comment on each of these short.
Every child is to be considered an adult in the making, and a full member of the human race. Every child is to be respected as a member of the human race. It is the right of every child to foster and maintain unique qualities or ideas that they possess. No person has the right to demand that a child be “different” or “normal”. Every child has the right to be not “controlled” by others, except in those cases where the child’s safety is directly involved and the child is too young to understand.
You have the responsibility to grow up (if slowly) and become a good adult. You have the responsibility to have good ideas, and to be the very best “you” that you can be. You have the responsibility to control yourself for the good of everyone.
A child is not yet an adult, and should not have the rights or responsibilities of an adult. A child should, however, be… Read Entire Article…