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Should teens be given the right to make their own decisions?

Asked by: adi_singh
  • Teenagers should make their own decisions.

    Teenagers all around the world rely on their parents for every single piece of information and decision that they need. I believe that teenagers need to make their own decisions otherwise they will be relying on their parents for the rest of their life. And that would be bad. S

  • They are growing up and they need to learn how to be independent.

    A lot of kids need their parents permission to do almost anything. Such as going to a friend's house or going to the movies with friends. I think that kids at the age of at least 14 should make SOME of their own decisions because they need to know how to make smart choices in life.

  • Yes they should.

    Today teens can't own a business, make healthcare decisions (except reproductive), marry, get a job without a parent's permission and permission from the state based on a medical exam, they can't leave their home without their parent's permission or they will be considered a "runaway" and cops will arrest them and put them in juvenile justice and anything they buy, even with their own money, can be taken from them by their parents at any time for any reason. Basically their parents control their lives. Before the industrial revolution people got married upon puberty and in all mammal species, the animal is an adult upon puberty. Many Americans believe a misinterpreted study that the brain is not fully competent till 25. It's usually fully competent around 12-15.

  • Teenagers are independent.

    Teenagers need to learn how the world works and they need to make their own mistakes. This will set them up for life and make them more responsible. Many people beleive that the brain is not fully formed until you reach age 20, but the brain is actually fully formed by the age of about 13 - 15.

  • Yes, teens should be aloud to make there own decisions

    Parent's need to understand that every person needs to make their own decisions at an early age no matter what. It makes them who they are and gives them wisdom and it really does set them up for later in life. Parent's cannot micromanage all the time, let teens be who they want to be.

  • Absolutely they should

    Teen s as I am need our parents but we also need to be able to make our own choices if we couldn't what when would we learn to be smart young adults if there were more parents willing to let there kids make there own decisions it would be a better place

  • Because its cool

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  • Maybe maybe yes

    Teens should get the right because teens are obviously very mature to make their own decisions and if they make a wrong choice then they use it as a learning experience and life goes on. If they never get the right they never learn. So these kids should get the right.

  • Aw hell yeah

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  • Every teen has his/her own opinion. If parent's make all of the important decisions, what will that person be?

    Parent's need to understand that every person needs to make their own decisions at an early age no matter what. It makes them who they are and gives them wisdom and it really does set them up for later in life. Parent's cannot micromanage all the time, let teens be who they want to be.

  • Human brain stops development in early 20s

    Since the part of the human brain that affects judgment only stops developing in the early 20s a teen should not be allowed to make their own decisions. Anatomically speaking, they are unable to properly make sound decisions. An adult should make decisions on their part. Don't you think so?

  • Teens shouldn't be goven the right

    To make their own decisions. As these teens are young, how they perceive the world is different as how an adult perceives the world. For example, whenever teens judge people of the opposite gender, they usually judge a person based on how he/she looks. An adult on the other hand, would judge someone based on their character. Thus, i believe that teens should not be given the right to make their own decisions.

  • Teens get as much as they deserve

    Asking a teen if they should be able to make their own decisions is not up to anyone but the parents of that teen. They are the ones who can judge the actions of their kid and see if he is worthy enough of making decisions. If not then that means that they weren't behaving in a way that was mature. If you want more authority over your life you need to show that you can act a certain way.

  • It is just the beginning

    Teenage is just the beginning of your adulthood.When your are a new recruit in your company do you take all the decisions?NO, because u lack the experience and knowledge.Ultimately the bottom line is that if in case a child is taking a wrong decision his/her parents must have a say.So that later in his life the child does not regret

  • What about health?

    Teens will see other kids smoking and want too if no parents get involved then they will be like those people in the commercials... Considering that the parents care they would not let their child be in danger to these kind of threats such as smoking, same thing for drugs.

  • They don't know better yet

    A teenagers brain has not fully developed at the ages 24 below and many teens do not know better like a parent or a guardian does. They have yet to be in life or death situations and they have yet to see the things that adults have seen , making them too young and not yet mature enough to make their own decisions.

  • Maybe maybe yes

    Teens should get the right because teens are obviously very mature to make their own decisions and if they make a wrong choice then they use it as a learning experience and life goes on. If they never get the right they never learn. So these kids should get the right.

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  • No they should not.

    Lets say for instance, if kids are grading their teachers. They should not be able to fire a teacher because you are mad at them. Kids are still young and they should not decide wither or not a teacher keeps their job. Kids brain's aren't even developed yet. Kids are silly.

  • Teens aren't experienced enough in life

    I believe that teens haven't experienced life as much as adults have. They haven't realised the reality of life yet, which makes them unable to make wise decisions and they end up in a mess. Parents, after all, are there to guide their children through adolescence and prepare them for adulthood. After becoming wise, sensible and mature adults, they may make their decisions all they want. But they should follow their parents' advice for the time being, avoid making hasty decisions and learn as much as they can everyday.


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