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.
Right to be Involved in Decisions Involving the Child
Every child has the right to have explained to him, in a manner easily understood by the child, any pending decision that is being thought about and that would change or limit in any way the life of that child. The child also has the right to have his own ideas and opinions about such decisions, and to express them. The child has the right to be consulted regarding any decision that will change his life.
This world is run and ruled by adults. As things currently stand, a child has very little control over how he uses his time, where he is or where he is going. He has almost no control over the actions of adults, including his parents.
So a child is physically moved places each day without generally being asked if that’s what he wants. He is told to do certain things at certain times and without his agreement or, usually, even a consultation with him.
And if his parents decide to get a divorce,… Read Entire Article…