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charlietheunicorn
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darksky.kristine26
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Should parents have a say in their child's future?

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charlietheunicorn
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Started: 3/11/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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charlietheunicorn

Pro

Parents should have at least some say in their child's future. They should be able to decide if they want their child to keep on working at McDonald's as a cashier or if they want their kid to go to college. They shouldn't be too controlling, though, because that can cause problems between the child and the parents and also make the child uncomfortable. For instance, on http://www.millenniumforums.com... (1), some sentences down a person said that their parents tried that on them and that they are not even on talking terms with them anymore. Another website I found had a survey in which most students said that their parents had helped when they chose their career and that's why they are making good pay and have a job they like. This proves my belief that parents should be able to have a say in their child's future, but not be too controlling.

(1)http://www.millenniumforums.com...

This is my first debate. I am not able to fully write a really long response, so this is the best I have. Enjoy!
darksky.kristine26

Con

I accept your challenge!! ^_^

I believe that parents should have very little say in their children"s future. As soon as a child turns eighteen, it means that their parents have no control over their decisions and their lives. From the moment someone becomes of age, they are free to do whatever they want. Parents should not be able to have any true say in the child"s future. Yes, they may suggest what you should do or give a hand, but no, they should not be able to dictate how you live your life after you are of age.

Parents should trust their child to make decisions that will benefit them or for them to be happy. They should not force their children to do things that they don"t want to do when they become adults. Yes, they have that right when they are still minors, but as soon as they turn eighteen, the children are free to do whatever they want.
Some people are naturally stubborn, and if their parents attempt to push them into decisions that they don"t want, and then eventually the bond between parent and child will be so broken that the child will not even speak to their parents anymore.

If the parents want to keep any sort of influence on their child, then they should not be pushing/forcing their children to do things that they want to do. They should simply trust their child to make the right decisions.

http://www.millenniumforums.com...
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Vote Placed by tyler.schillim 4 years ago
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charlietheunicorndarksky.kristine26Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Parents decide the fate of the child's future which is important and crucial to the future ahead. Children are careless and reckless and make mistakes, that is why there are parent. They guide them to do what is right.
Vote Placed by ExiOrca 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con changes the resolve to 'Should parents DECIDE their child's future' which is not what we're debating.