From the original Bill of Rights to the ethical precepts put forth by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Americans have historically, if imperfectly, embraced the notion that living creatures are entitled to certain rights.
Given this esteemed American tradition, it is surprising that so few have expressed interest in the rights of parents of adult children.
Here, I submit 10 rights that I believe may contribute to the overall health and well-being of parents.
1. The Right to Be Free from Abuse Some parents find themselves the victims of abuseby their children, physical as well as verbal or psychological. In all cases, the abuser’s goal is to gain or perpetuate control over another.