In the Best Interests of the Child

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Little Hearts-Gentle Parenting Resources
Content Creator Name: 
L.R.Knost
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Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources
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Op/Ed
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There is absolutely no doubt that laws and regulations need to be in place to protect children. The question is, should the power to define what constitutes the rights of a child be given to an unelected global council which does not and cannot share a common culture? Even on a national level, how much power and control should government have over the private lives of its citizens? And what about parental rights? Who should decide what is in the best interests of the child?