•            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 achievements 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 ~~