18 or 21 for Adulthood???

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Registered: 12-06-2012
18 or 21 for Adulthood???
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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 2:29pm

Am a mother and step mom with 6 children in all........

i would like to see if we can get a debate to congress to raise the age from 18 to 21 for children to be able to make decisions on their own.....

what do you think? i have views to support but i would like to get views from other parents and 18year olds as well.

Let the debate begin!!!!!

Thanks

LC

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2012
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:26pm
its not about control its about caring for our families and those we love........... !

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2012
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:24pm
it does not have to be about the relationship it could be a good or bad no matter what..... to the issue of signing the waiver its a way that we as parents are still there no matter what even though as an 18y/o would think they do not need us....i bet you some of us out there might be or have regret in one way or the other.

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Registered: 12-06-2012
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 2:18pm

i dont think its parents pressuring its again them being 18 and being a young adult that they are informed that they can sign a waiver....... and about them revoking it .....its the young adult brain not being able to think and decide that i would love my parents to be part of my life incase something goes wrong now or in the future....

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sun, 02-10-2013 - 7:58am
I think something is skewed in the relationship if the parents are pressuring their son/daughter to sign privacy waivers but they are being revoked the minute the patent leaves the room.
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Registered: 08-18-2004
Sun, 02-10-2013 - 3:23am

I personally don't think an 18 y.o. should have to give their parents access to their medical records, even if they are paying for the insurance..

And sure doesn't mean something's wrong in their relationship.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 12:35pm

  One has to be hard.  We live in an era where only a generation or so many kids did not make it to 10.  So the person miscaculated.  That happens a lot less as with computer cross checks over prescribing can be caught.  It is not if but when.

  There are very good reasons for privacy.  People think they need to know everything control everything but they cannot.  Control is an illusion.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 9:06pm
I assume that you are asking what it means to vote responsibly? It means to carry out your duty as a citizen by showing up at the polls and casting an informed vote. I hope you already knew that.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:03pm
What's an IRresponsible vote Bord?

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 6:21pm
Of course I didn't know as much at 18 as I do now, nor do I expect that my 20 yr old knows as much as he eventually will. But I have raised my kids with the goal of giving them the tools they need to be competent adults (all the while listening to the horrified nattering of those who thought that was somehow an unnatural thing to do), so what I got in the end was competent adults. They hold down jobs, vote responsibly, get their teeth cleaned on a regular basis, enroll in classes, etc.

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