The Convention on the Rights of the Child gives the child the right to exercise his/her rights and bear obligations.
This means that as the child grows his/her right to decide himself/herself increases and so does the scope of responsibility.
[…] Self-respect is a discipline, a habit of mind that can never be faked but can be developed, trained, coaxed forth.
It was once suggested to me that, as an antidote to crying, I put my head in a paper bag.
A child has a right to health protection, but he/she has an obligation take care of his/her health.
A child has a right to free speech, but by exercising one's right to free speech, the child must respect the rights of other children and adults, above all the right to protect one's honour and dignity.
Rights of a child are we mean the child’s human rights.
Children of different age and gender have various interests and needs. In addition to rights, children also have responsibilities, like adult members of the society.
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