to choose who he or she wants to live with?
I ask because as children you tend to want to be with who allows more freedom with friends, video games, junk food, television, cell phone, and hanging with friends and sleep overs at friends. Some parents/grandparents are not very structured or lay down the rules as heavy or not at all!
Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Sep. 3, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 2:26 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
I think their input always matters, but I think it's important for the parents and courts to take into account that children and even teens don't always realize what is in their best interests. I know plenty of 12 yr olds and teens who would still choose the permissive parent over the one with more rules and structure even though it's not in their best interests. I think it is as important for the parents and courts to listen to WHY the child or teen feels this way and make the decision that is in their best interest even if it is not what they say they want.
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