Adult Children’s Bill of Rights

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO:

You have a right to: Put yourself first.

You have a right to: Make Mistakes.

You have a right to: Accept all your feelings as valid.

You have a right to: Your opinions & convictions.

You have a right to: Change your mind & behavior.

You have a right to: Protest unfair treatment.

You have a right to: Negotiate for change.

You have a right to: Express yourself.

You have a right to: Ask for help or emotional support.

You have a right to: Ignore advice.

You have a right to: Say NO.

You have a right to: Be alone, even if others prefer your company.

You have a right to: Not take responsibility for another’s problem.


IT IS NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO:

It is not your responsibility to: Give what you can’t or don’t wish to give.

It is not your responsibility to: Sacrifice your integrity to any cause or person.

It is not your responsibility to: Drain yourself in caring for others.

It is not your responsibility to: Put up with unfair treatment.

It is not your responsibility to: Conform to unreasonable demands.

It is not your responsibility to: Be perfect.

It is not your responsibility to: Follow the crowd.

It is not your responsibility to: Feel guilty for inner desires.

It is not your responsibility to: Bear the burden of another’s misbehavior.

It is not your responsibility to: Meekly let life pass you by.

It is not your responsibility to: Be anyone but exactly who you are.

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