Children's Bill of Rights
THE RIGHT TO THE WILD
To lie in sand, to climb trees, to have room to run and places to hide, to see sky and feel the breeze, to touch animals, to scream.
THE RIGHT TO NUANCE
To notice small creatures to listen instead of contribute, to watch water, stare, to admire others work, to be uninterrupted
THE RIGHT TO A GOOD START
To be dressed to learn, to be unhurried, to have teeth and hair brushed, to have dignity in their appearance to take pride in self-care.
THE RIGHT TO KINDNESS
To be heard, to be cared for when hurt, to be given the time to be sad and the time to help others.
THE RIGHT TO BE SCREEN FREE
To be free from video games, iPhones, iPads, to limit television and film to less than 7 hours per week, to view stories that contribute to knowledge, kindness and humor.
THE RIGHT TO BE OUTSIDE
To experience all kinds of weather, to scrape knees, to play in mud, to feel rain on their face, snowflakes on their tongue cold on their hands.
THE RIGHT TO RESEARCH AND EXPLORATION
To experience the unknown, to seek answers to not be restricted by grown-up parameters, to see the stars
THE RIGHT TO DISCUSSION
To hear all points of view perhaps not aligned with their own, to work towards a common understanding, to voice their opinions, to accept feedback