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The young do
not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt
the impossible, and achieve it, generation after
generation. -- Pearl S. Buck
Many years ago I started collecting my personal observations of how children and teens are treated in a file called Child Advocacy. Today I decided I needed to start a page more specifically for teens.
I have many
articles collected under the page groups of teen suicide and cutting/self-injury, but there
are also many articles about the laws regarding teens
which don't fit exactly under either group.
The Case Against Adolescence - Robert Epstein
Stop Calling Teenagers Childen | Stop Calling Teens "Kids"
Why Dont Students Like School? / School is Prison - Peter Gray, Boston College
I'm Fine - It Doesn't Matter - Parents of depressed teens their lives don't matter
From the news
http://www.youthrights.net/index.php?title=Birthrights xx check again
Other EQI.org Topics:
|Stop Calling Teenagers Children
For a long time it has bothered me that so many people refer to teenagers as "children." Children and teenagers are very different, for example they have very different needs. Teenagers have much more need for freedom and much less for protection and security than children. Today I decided to search Google and found these resultsSearch results for "stop calling teenagers children" - Feb 2012
5 results (0.18 seconds)
Here are four of the five results....
Something you need to come to grips with... Children are not teenagers. You have to stop calling teenagers children
Also, let's stop calling teenagers children. They're not. A 16 year old has more in common with a 35 year old than he/she does with a 5 year old.
Is there any chance we can stop calling teenagers "children"? Does it really make sense to lump 8 year olds and 17 year olds together
And let's stop calling
teenagers children because that doesn't help them
actually GROW UP AND MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS!
Searching "not call teenagers children"
As both a reader of YA and a teenager who just got called a child (for the love of God, do not call teenagers children
...since I do not call teenagers children
The Guardian lists the number of Palestinian minors (I will not call teenagers children when teenagers are committing terrorist attacks)
Then I tried "teenagers are not children" and found
About 16,800 results (0.20 seconds)
|Stop Calling Teens "Kids"
Google search results
"stop calling teenagers kids" - 4 results
"stop calling teens kids" - 0 results
This is from someone who attended a conference for youth leaders.
http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org/ - Raising awareness of private, prison-like "troubled-teen" facilities.
NBA age limit of 20?
The NBA is the National Basketball Association in the USA. Here is a news clip about their plans to raise the age of playing basketball professionally, ie getting paid, to over 18. My comment about it is below.
So discriminating against those under 18 is still perfectly ok....? S. Hein
|According to the book, "Incidents in the Life of
a Slave Girl, when it was still legal to own slaves in
the United States, no contract with a slave was
"legally binding; for, according to Southern laws, a
slave, being property, can hold no property.
In other words, slaves had no property rights. Nigel Latta reminds parents that their children also have no property rights.
If they don't go [to bed], you can take things away
from them. In