Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kids’ Rights

Shawna's thoughts now wandered as her mother drove on in silence. Shawna didn't believe Destiny at first. She thought about something Destiny had said: "You don't have to take any junk from your parents. If they hassle you about grades or going out with guys or staying out late or anything, you just tell them to lay off, that they're harassing you. If they don't leave you alone, you can just leave. And they can't do a thing about it. It's the law now, but parents and teachers don't want kids to hear about it."

The worldliest girl in camp was either totally nuts or she was on to something. And if she was on to something, Shawna was going to find out about it and take advantage of it. Her thoughts raced: Mom is majorly ticked, and she's going to ground me for life or take away my TV and phone or harass me in some other way. But if Destiny is right, Mom won't get away with it. The first thing I have to do when I get home is find out if Destiny is right.

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