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Your bill of rights

(6 Posts)
wontletmesignin Sun 23-Feb-14 12:07:12

Just found this on my phone and thought I would share.

You have the right to be you.
You have the right to put yourself first. You have the right to be safe.
You have the right to love and be loved.
You have the right to be treated with respect.
You have the right to be human—NOT PERFECT.
You have the right to be angry and protest if you are treated unfairly or abusively by anyone.
You have the right to your own privacy.
You have the right to you own opinions, to express them, and to be taken seriously.
You have the right to earn and control your own money.
You have the right to ask questions about anything that affects your life. You have the right to make decisions that affect you.
You have the right to grow and change (and that includes changing your mind). You have the right to say NO.
You have the right to make mistakes.
You have the right NOT to be responsible for other adults’ problems. You have the right not to be liked by everyone.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONTROL YOUR OWN LIFE AND TO CHANGE IT IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT AS IT IS.

TheresAHuppoInMyHouse Sun 23-Feb-14 12:23:49

Thank you. I read this at a very opportune moment.

louby44 Sun 23-Feb-14 14:14:58

Wise words - thank you!

duracellmummy Sun 23-Feb-14 15:06:31

love this still....

I want to add though that our DC deserve much of the same (in an age appropriate way) and yet we have a system that continually throws them back into the "lions den" of abuse even after we ourselves have got out, with little support, counselling or listening to allow them to cope and find strategies that work to keep them mentally, emotionally and physically safe.

januarycat Sun 23-Feb-14 15:28:51

Much needed words at the moment. Thank you.

notthatfair Sun 23-Feb-14 20:57:12

Wont you should...but it's theory...

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