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Childism: Understanding Children's Rights & Autonomy


The concept of "childism" isn't frequently discussed in the mainstream, but think about it. Consider that how we adults treat children is close to keeping slaves. We decide over them. We tell them what to do and when to do it - and often don't even explain why.

The idea that children are being treated as slaves became a topic I couldn't shake from my thoughts. It's a term that represents a mindset we've unknowingly harbored, a perspective that might be affecting our relationships with the you…

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