Adolescents as decision makers
What should we do when parents & children disagree about what is best for a child?
Special categories already recognized in the law:
For Weir & Peters, the key point is that normal adolescents reach COGNITIVE maturity at 14. They have the "psychological elements of rational consent."
Individuals capable of engaging in moral persuasion should be respected as autonomous persons.
Last updated July 18, 2006