Posted: Jan 10, 2011 5:10 pm
by Dudely
I just wanted to pop in and say I agree with the OP. The world would be a way better place if kids were treated for what they are - adults with less experiences and a less developed sense of long term decision making. That's it. No need to talk to them like if you use big words they'll get confused. My father understood this, and at age 13 I probably had the vocabulary and writing skills of a university student. This doesn't mean I didn't have boundaries though- forget to bring in the firewood and I'd have some serious explaining to do.