A Young Person's Bill Of Rights

A Young Person's Bill Of Rights


A YOUNG PERSON'S BILL OF RIGHTS

  • I have a right to live rather than merely exist.

  • I have a right to personhood rather than being an object of possession.

  • I have a right to equality with every other human being regardless of age.

  • I have a right to be respected as a human being.

  • I have a right to be uniquely myself with my own identity.

  • I have a right to speak my thoughts and feelings, and to be heard.

  • I have a right to ask "why?" and to receive and answer.

  • I have a right to receive discipline without insults, yelling and put-downs.

  • I have a right to be encouraged to grow to maturity at my own pace.

  • I have a right to be free of physical harm at the hands of others.

  • I have a right to be loved for who I am.

  • I have a right to think for myself and, with guidance, to make my own decisions.

  • I have a right to be responsible for myself.

  • I have a right to feel joy, happiness, sorrow, bereavement, and pain.

  • I have a right to my acheivements and a right to my mistakes.

  • I have a right to care and be cared for, to give and to receive.

  • I have a right to develop my own convictions, beliefs and standards.

  • I have a right to know and experience personal freedom.

  • I have a right to my own body, mind, and spirit.

  • I have a responsibility to recognize and accept the rights of others regarding their Bill Of Rights.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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