Re: Should parents be in control of a child's future?
Until the age of 18, parents can do (and should be able to do) quite a bit to their kids. If a kid wants a job, it isn't any kind of abuse for a parent to not allow them to work there.
However, once you're 18, your parents cannot force you to do ANYTHING. The problem that goes hand in hand with that is that you probably won't get any support from your parents unless you bend to their wishes.
That may or may not make them bad parents depending upon the circumstances.
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