do childern over 15 be allowed to make decision

Sri Lanka
October 23, 2006 11:45pm CST
childeren over 15 should be allowed to make decicsions about their lives without the interference of their parents or teachers. society should accept that childeren mature at a young age these days and should adjust the law accordingly.
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12 responses
• United States
24 Oct 06
Some kids at fifteen are mature, but I don;t believe that they should be given that kind of freedom just yet. They still have so much to learn about being an adult, given such freedom at 15 is just not good.
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• India
24 Oct 06
i don't think so..at this age they need proper direction so that they can make a foundation for their career..advice help them shape their future..
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I allow my 11yr old son to make his own choices. How else are they going to learn to make choices unless we give them the freedom to do so.
@catchsharad (1328)
• India
24 Oct 06
it all depends on what kind of decisions are being involved. If its the matter of studies, they should be allowed to speak about where thier interest lies. For other matters, there has to be parental guidance.
@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
24 Oct 06
i feel that 15 is still a tad young. they may be weaned off slowly and be allowed to make some decisions with proper guidance.
• India
24 Oct 06
hmmm nope!!!!!!
@Nivedha (619)
• India
24 Oct 06
though 15 is not the right age.....I think they should be made to take part in the decision making.....
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I do believe there are a few extremely mature 15 year olds male & female, but very few. Most 15 year olds can't comprehend the reality of how life works; the importance of working, earning money, saving money, paying rent & utilities, etc. I feel their judgment is limited to their life experiences and capabilities to rationalize reality isn't very broad.
@hazeru3 (136)
• United States
24 Oct 06
i do not think so at all
@maddog108 (3442)
• Australia
24 Oct 06
not so much interference more guidence they are still young and need a hand but need to learn too
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
24 Oct 06
yes. the younger generation should start taking decisions from the age of 15.
@bfa731 (410)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I disagree, children at age 15 are still immature and need the guidance of some kind of parental figure. At around age 15 children are still very open to peer pressure. The tough choices when you are an adult are to much for someone as young as 15 to make.