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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 NC High Schoolers 36 7.4 26.4% 32.8% 89% 1981 1991 2001 Pounds 2011 13.6 3.4 6.8 10.2 Years The relationship between parents and children is a special one. Being a parent involves many rewards and also many responsibilities. Parents have a legal obligation to care for, support, and control their children.When parents are unable or unwilling to fulfill their responsibilities, the law becomes involved.This chapter explores the legal rights and responsibilities of parents and children. Chapter 32Parents & Children % decreased risk of High Blood Pressure % decrease inCholesterol Sources:North Carolina Prevention Report Card 2012Reaching the Healthy People Goals for Reducing Childhood Obesity Closing the Energy GapTipping the Scales Paternity- act in court to establish fatherhood, pay child-support. -Mother is minor, parents can bring forth law suit. - Paternity suits until age of 18. - Courts use DNA testing to prove paternity. Support- basic responsibility of parents is to support minors. - Basic necessities: Food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical care. Emancipation- reaches adulthood- age 18. -gets married, joins armed forces, self-supporting - provides it a younger age, if child successfully petitions the court for legal states. Family Responsibility Laws- requires adult children to care for elderly. - support parents in time of need. Education- right to free public school education through 12th grade. - A child who misses without reasoning is truant - fail to send child to school will result to fine or arrest. Medical care- legal right to protect and supervise child's health. - provide proper medical and dental care - need permission to obtain medical treatment (children). Discipline- have a right and a duty to supervise their children.
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