ERIC Number: EJ944205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Integrating the Rights of the Child with the Responsibility of the Parent
Scholz, Carolyn L.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2011 n1 2011
This paper will explore the balance between children's rights and parental responsibility from a family systems perspective. Children do not grow up in a vacuum; they are part of a biological, psychological and social system. The interaction of the child and parent within this system must include the development of responsibilities by the parent and the child to further the rights of both. Children do have rights, the right to be nurtured and protected, the right to learn boundaries of behavior and to expand their knowledge. In reviewing the text from The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the responsibilities, rights and duties of parents are addressed in several places. The failure of the United States Senate to ratify this treaty seems to question how much intervention by outside authority is needed to protect children. It is true that many children need the protection of outside parties, but where do we find a balance between the rights and responsibilities of parents, children and society?
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Childrens Rights, Child Role, Parents, Family Environment, Systems Approach, Family (Sociological Unit), Time Perspective, Child Responsibility, Parent Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States