Parents should let teenagers make their own decisions

Most parents think that teenagers aren't old enough to think farther. Therefore, they always make decisions for their teenage children. This may effect teenagers' futures because they will become dependent on their parents and they will not be able to make their own decisions correctly. They neither will have their own goals nor ambitions because everything in their lives are made up and decided by their parents. In contrast, parents should be there to help when their children make wrong decisions. Parents should let their teenage children become who they want to be not who the parents envisioned them to be. All in all, parents should support teenagers to make their own decisions for better future.

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teenagers need to make own mistakes

The best way to learn about mistakes is to make them. Only when making mistakes can we experience the emotions of regret etc and it is these emotions that we learn to avoid, and will avoid by not making the same mistakes. A parent telling their teenager about these mistakes is not as effective. Therefore, parents should allow their teenagers room to make mistakes. It is only by learning from past mistakes that we do not continue to repeat them, so as long as the parent can see that their teenager is taking heed of their mistakes then there is no need for them to step in and interfere.

Allowing teenagers to make their own decisions in some instances may be a good thing but when it comes to making mistakes, what is the point? Why let a CHILD (because they're not adults) experience heartache, regret, etc...when it can all be avoided by the parent stepping in and doing their job as a parent and making those types of decisions. I think that as the child grows older and appraoches the age to where they are legally condsidered an adult by law, as their maturity increases so should their ability to handle more respsonibility and make their own decisions.

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Teenagers have their own personalities.

They might be very different people to their parents and want to make very different decisions regarding their lifestyle. Just like everyone has a right to be themselves, they have a right to be themselves, even if they are very different to you and you don't approve of their choices. There is a difference between giving someone good advice on a matter where you are concerned about someone and trying to force them to be someone they are not. Added to this is the problem that adults have very different lives, wants and needs, for instance are in different social situations to teenagers and don't fully empathise and adapt their advice to fit the needs of a teenager more.

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YEA!!

If teenagers dont get to start making there own decicions now how will they learn when they get older. They dont have to make every single decisions right now but in time they can start making there own decisions.

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they need some freedom

they should have some boundaries. None of the decisions they make should have any illegal consequences.

when a child gets some freedom they take an advantage and try to be slick. i know because i have seen it done many times before. yes children should have freedom but when they take advantage of it that is when the freedom is cut out of it.

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i think they should make there own choices because teens need to learn from there mistakes.

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i think they should make there own choices because teens need to learn from there mistakes.

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Teenagers 'are' dependent on their parents

Teenagers do not owe their parents; this is a completely wrong view of what parenting is. If you have children so that you can manipulate and mould lives then your children will grow to hate you. Parents should be proud of their children for who their children are, not for what they hope them to be.

Technically you cannot owe someone for a contract that you never agreed to your half of. A parent-child type contract is involuntary. It is entered into at the time of birth, a baby cannot give its consent to a contract.

But that is not the only reason they should listen to them or at least, share information with them in making decisions/life-choices.

Parents have reared teenagers into what they are and continue to support them financially and emotionally.

Teenagers owe their parents the opportunity to mold them into adults.

And they also owe their guardians, the knowledge of how their life-long efforts panned out.

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not soo big!!!!!!

i think teenage is the stage when we grow up from kid to a teen .and in this stage we think that we r big enough to take our decisions but this is also this stage in which the teens develop bad living of their life like going to discos ,not obeying parents ,not attending classes ,becoming rude with everyone .so ofcourse a parent would not like to see his child having bad habits or living ,and the parent would not say anything.

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