Children's Bill of Rights

Child's Bill of Rights

Mother and Father shall make every effort to foster the respect and affection of the child for the other party. Mother and Father shall do nothing that would hamper the free and natural continuance of love and affection of the child for the parties. Mother and Father recognize and acknowledge the following minimum rights of their child:

1. Right to a continuing relationship with both parents.

2. Right to be treated as an important human being with unique feelings, ideas and desires.

3. Right to continuing care and guidance from both parents.

4. Right to know and appreciate what is good in each parent without one parent degrading the other.

5. Right to express love, affection and respect for each parent without having to stifle that love because of fear of disapproval by the other parent.

6. Right to know that the parent's decision to live separately was not the responsibility of the child.

7. Right not to be a source of argument between the parents and members of the families of the parents.

8. Right to honest answers to questions about the changing family relationship.

9. Right to be able to experience regular and consistent contact with both parents and to know the reason for cancellation of time or change of plans.

10. Right to have a relaxed, secure relationship with both parents without being placed in a position to manipulate one parent against the other.