If a child is to keep alive
his/her inborn sense of wonder,
s/he needs the companionship
of at least one adult
who can share it,
rediscovering with her/him
the joy, excitement
and mystery
of the world we live in.
3
Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters

of Life's longing for itself.
4
I have a right to personhood
rather than being an object of possession.

I have a right to equality with every other human
being regardless of age.

I have a right to be respected as a human being.

I have a right to be uniquely myself
with my own identity.

I have a right to speak my thoughts and feelings,
and to be heard.

I have a right to ask "
why?"
and to receive an answer.

I have a right to receive discipline
without insults,
yelling
and put-downs.

I have a right to be encouraged to grow
to maturity
at my own pace.

I have a right to be free of physical harm
at the hands of others.

I have a right to be loved
for who I am.

I have a right to think for myself and,
with guidance,
to make my own decisions.

I have a right to be responsible for myself.

I have a right to feel joy,
happiness,
sorrow,
bereavement,
and
pain.

I have a right to my achievements
and a right to my mistakes.

I have a right to care
and be cared for,
to give
and to receive
.

I have a right to develop my own convictions,
beliefs
and standards.

I have a right to know
and experience
personal freedom.

I have a right to my own body,
mind,
and spirit.

  I have a responsibility to recognize
          and accept
                  the rights of others
                          regarding their
Bill Of Rights. 2
Acknowledgements:
* From, "One!The Journey hOMe", the eBook by Klaas Tuinman MA, ©2007-17
[1] -Let Me Be A Child ~Anonymous
[2] -A Young Person’s Bill Of Rights ~Author Unknown
[3] ~Rachel Carson
[4] ~Kahlil Gibran
Let me know when I make you proud.
And Help me to have pride
in my own accomplishments.

Let me earn your trust.
Then trust me.
  I won't let you down.

Let me try my wings.
If I fail,
let me know it's OK.
  And encourage me to try again.

Let me know you love me.
With a hug.
Or a pat on the back,

Or
when I need it,
with a firm but gentle "no."

Let me be.
Let me change
  Let me grow.

Let me tell you when I'm feeling bad...
or angry…
  Even at you.

And let me know that even on my worst days,
you still like me.

Let me dream.

Share my joy
when my dreams come true.
Share my tears
when they don't.

Let me feel secure in my home.
Help me realize that love is always there …
that I can depend on you no matter what.

Let me run …
let me laugh …
let me play.

And most of all;
  let me be a child! [1]
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