The Importance Of Children's Rights

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Children’s rights. Now that the phrase is in your head, what do you see? Do you see a 4 year old who has been abused by her parents and is now in foster care? Do you see a 6 year old who is locked in the house alone while his parents are out at a dinner party? Do you see a 12 year old who has been sexual abused by her uncle and no one believes her? Do you see a 15 year old who is not allowed to play on the baseball team for school because he is black? Do you see a 17 year old who was raped and is now being forced by her parents to have an abortion, because it is to humiliating for them? These are all violations and the negative side of the children’s rights, but maybe you see the positive side of the phrase. Do you see a 6 year old sitting in school receiving a proper education? Do you see a mother, shopping with her 17 year old …show more content…
They do not understand all the legal laws and policies, they just know about the simple things. They have a right to play and have fun with their family and friends. They have a right to be safe, to be loved, to be cared for, and to be valued. Every kid longs to be loved and taken care of by someone who actually cares. They also have the liberty to make their own choices. They should be able to play the sport they want to play, play the instrument they want to play, and have the hobbies that they want to have. Their life should not be laid out for them. They have freedom to dream, to pursue goals, and to make a difference. They have the privilege to be curious, to ask questions, to be taught, and to learn. Most importantly, they are allowed to make mistakes. No child can learn if they do not ever mess up and they should be encouraged to keep going even after mistakes are made. Children have a right to a happy childhood, which stretches from birth until they become an adult, and sometimes even past

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