A Child's Rights

WE ARE NAPA COUNTY

District Attorney's OfficeGary Lieberstein, District Attorney

Gary Lieberstein

A Child's Rights

I have a right to love whom I choose without guilt, pressure, or rejection.
I have a right to love as many people as I choose (stepparents, relatives, etc.) without guilt.
I have a right to a regular daily and weekly routine, one that is not filled with disruptions caused by parental conflict.
I have a right to spend time with both parents, regardless of grown-up wants regarding convenience, money or their feelings.
I have a right to feel angry, sad, fearful, and the whole range of human emotions and I have a right to express those feelings.
I have a right to realize that both parents are part of me and to be accepted for that fact.
I have the right not to make adult decisions.
I have the right to remain a child, and to not replace a parent by becoming an adult companion, friend, confidant, or comforter to my parents.
I have a right not to ever choose with whom I live. Even when I am a teenager, making such a choice will only hurt one of my parents and therefore myself.
I have the right to know that my parents will treat each other with respect, especially when they are talking about me