ANSWERS: 34
  • Perhaps not a specifically-legislated legal right, but I'd agree that they should have the same right to complain about something, as anyone else, from at least an ethical perspective. +5
  • In their mind, they do. They have no idea how good they have it.
  • Yes, even if they don't that won't stop them.
  • Not sure how you define rights. I'll go with wahtever you think. +5
  • Yeah! have you seen the state of modern times?
  • Yes.... & they also have the right to shut-up & go to their room!
  • Of course they do. They are people, too. Their preferences should be taken into account, although parents and other adults still hold the final say in decision making.
  • YES. Here is an example: their voice was heard by me. Car clocked speeding in lasar radar. man and woman in front seat were seat belted. small children, ages 3 and 5 were in the back seat, unbelted. I issued the driver a state citation for reckless driving. reckless driving is the willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others. in this case, the drivers children. Since the driver was speeding and his children were not in seatbelts, the court agreed on the reckless driving citation and fined the driver $1,200.00. his drivers license received points and his insurance company, i am sure, took care of his insurance rate. These children were not complaining of their dad speeding. they did not have to. They let their feeling be known by the expressions on their faces. i heard their complaint and acted on it. The had no voice in their own destiny.
  • Children have a right to be honest and grow and complaining is part of that.
  • Hell no they have it easy
  • Yes, my kids complain all the time. They may not know what they are complaining about of if its right or wrong but they have that right just like anyone else. How else are adults supposed to know if something is wrong? Kinds complain about a headache or a sore belly or sore legs. If we got mad at them every time they complained we wouldnt know a lot of things. Not only sicknesses but abuse or violence at school or a teacher that is bullying them. Listen to your kids, in many cases they know more than you.
  • Yes they do :D
  • a child had a right to all of their feelings and a complaint is an expression of a feeling so yes they do.
  • yes, they do have a right to complain
  • i wished the court had asked which parent i wanted to live with after the divorce
  • I'm not sure so much as "right" to complain, but rather as it is part of a childs nature to be somewhat deffiant to unlnowingly test the parameters of the parent. When taught to express thier disagreement in the form of a statement, a question,or perhaps even an opnion would enhance the communication level of the child and those around them. Let's face it...what they are not taught in school must come from somewhere, and the parent(s) are responsible to see to it that they get the very best. It's ok for our children to be smarter than we were.
  • To an extent yes. Wanna complain that their pants are too short or their jockey shorts are too tight. But if it is that "LITTLE JOE BLOW" down the street has a Wii and I don't, or I want $70 dollar shoes because Missy Moo down the street has them, THEN NO! Well complain in the comfort of your own room that has a BED, BLANKETS, and a ROOF over it! But DON'T COMPLAIN TO ME! Because you will get NO SYMPATHY! +5
  • Everyone does but people better have a good reason for it.
  • Where and what I came from, no. If you didn't like your lot, you were to be so grateful just to have a cot to sleep in, a roof over the head, and morsels to eat. If all that did not make for a good deal, you were free to count the days to age 18 and get out on your own.
  • When all the adults in their lives do, why not? Stop global whining!!
  • NOT WHEN THEY ARE WITH ME THO!!
  • The right? Yes. A good reason? Generally no.
  • If adults have the right to complain, why shouldn't children? They shouldn't complain just to complain, but it's ok if something is unfair or if they are unhappy for a justified reason. Also, children teach us in so many ways - maybe we could learn something from them voicing their opinion. However, though it's okay sometimes, their complaints shouldn't always necessarily decide what an adult's decision will be.
  • They have the right to complain, but they don't have the right to expect to get everything their way.
  • A whole lot, but I keep it to myself most times now.
  • Yes, because adults LOVE to abuse children sexually, physically, financially, emotionally and mentally. When I was a kid I had to put A LOT of adults in their place because they wanted to use me for their torture toy. If I ever decide to adopt kids, I will teach them that they MUST respect me, my husband and my parents and my husband's parents. Anyone else, treat them as they deserve. If you feel the adult is abusing you, tell them to their face any way that suits you; put them where they belong and show them they don't own you and you're not stupid. Treat people individually as they deserve to be treated, don't stand there looking up at someone with your mouth open just because they're older than you.
  • Absolutely. And if you refuse them this right, that dissatisfaction will go inward and warp them. It's like the kid who is raised to never say anything negative, no matter what. They learn very quickly to use postive words to express the most negative of emotions. A dishonesty that is hard on them and hard on others to be around.
  • Sometimes they do I guess. +5
  • ugh yeah. parents nag, we complain. its like a cycle and if you cant follow it get over it, pull your thumb out, and grow up.
  • I don't see why a child would not have a right to complain if something bothered them.
  • For a good reason,it can't be i wanted that toyyyyy muuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!
  • if they're accurate, I'd look into it.
  • If they have genuine complains, yes, I believe they do.
  • Sure they do. But as the parent, I have the right to hush them up!

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