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Posted 5/16/15
Why do the parents of a child have the right to do as they please and send their child to festivities they find appropriate? For example, a member of the family (cousin) gets married and invites all the "close" relatives, why does the child of the parents that were invited to the marriage has to go to the marriage if it doesn't want to? Just because the parents say so? So a kid can't decide if they want to stay in contact with someone or not because the parents say so? Do you think that's okay and if so, why? Don't you think the kid can make some decisions in its life without influence of their parents?
Posted 5/16/15
Their castle, their rules, kid.
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The social pressure to attend such events can be so great, rarely does it feel like a "choice", even at over twice your age.
But hey, free cake.
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People spend their whole lives doing things they don't necessarily want to do cause doing it is better (or at least less troublesome) than not.
That said one doesn't have to do anything if they are willing to suffer the consequences.

As for children, the parents are responsible for them so they feel justified making demands of them.
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If your living on your own you can do what you want. Until then expect not to have
as much control as you would like. If your really 17 you only have a year left. Then
you can leave the house pay your own way and do what you want. My parents
stopped forcing me to do things I didn't want around 14 but not all parents are the
same(also not all kids are the same either some can be trusted more then others)
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Well uner 18's should do alot of the stuff their parents want them to come to and things like that, because those parents have given them a house bought them food and took care of them for many years.
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_MissTake_ wrote:

Their castle, their rules, kid.


^ This..

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23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
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Don't worry. When you turn 18, you can tell your parents to fuck off.
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As long as it's not your wedding don't sweat it.
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Wedding's are fun. Except if it turns out like the wedding in Rec 3. That's not fun.
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_MissTake_ wrote:

Their castle, their rules, kid.


Same as your "constitutional right" not to eat spinach.

(Ah, the age when you really do think can "legally negotiate" anything you don't want. Sort of called it from the header.)
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Because the alternative of leaving the children on their own is illegal.

Because children may have rights, but they don't make good decisions (not that adults do either though honestly... Children though are lucky in the fact that they're generally protected from having to pay the consequences of said decisions... It's like training wheels for a bike).

Because drowning our insolent children at birth is illegal and would end the human race... (FYI, not serious, just some dark humor for that last one)
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AiYumega wrote:

Wedding's are fun. Except if it turns out like the wedding in Rec 3. That's not fun.


Well, then again, maybe it's some Croatian cultural thing where the family HAS to go, I dunno.

If there was a "legal right" not to accompany the parents to boring grownup things, believe me, that would have saved a lot of time out of my childhood.
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Nalaniel wrote:

Why do the parents of a child have the right to do as they please and send their child to festivities they find appropriate? For example, a member of the family (cousin) gets married and invites all the "close" relatives, why does the child of the parents that were invited to the marriage has to go to the marriage if it doesn't want to? Just because the parents say so? So a kid can't decide if they want to stay in contact with someone or not because the parents say so? Do you think that's okay and if so, why? Don't you think the kid can make some decisions in its life without influence of their parents?


Its rude to not go.
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Until you're out from under their thumb, it's better to just go with the flow. They are feeding you and putting a roof over your head after all.

Make that jail sentence a little less hard for yourself, cupcake.
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