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Do teenagers legally have to follow their parents' rules?

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Answered 2007-06-20 11:24:16

Yes. If you are under the age of 16 you can be placed in state care, which is worse then most teens homelife, for breaking too many rules. Most rules are designed to protect you as well as keep you out of trouble. If it seems unfair then think of a reasonable change to the rule and then talk to your parents about it. Show a little responsibility and interest in following the rules and they usually get better. If you can't follow the rules your parents set, its not likely that you'll be willing to follow the laws outside your parents house. Now if the problem is that the rules are immoral or harmful to you, perhaps you should seek help. Ask another adult if they think the rules are fair.

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