The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) reminds us that children are full human beings in their own right
That’s right. In 1989 the UN felt the need to “remind” people that children are humans. Nineteen eighty nine.
The rights of children, as delineated in the CRC, include a variety of communication rights: the right to be heard and to be taken seriously; to free speech and to information; to maintain privacy; to develop cultural identity; and to be proud of one’s heritage and beliefs.
Rather than thinking of children as little people who are in the process of becoming fully grown adults, many global child development experts suggest that we think of them as full human beings in their own right