Lacye - posted on 01/19/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )
The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as it is conceptualized (and recognized or declared) in law.
What do you think should be the age of majority when children are considered adult? Are 16 year olds mature enough to make adult decisions that involves their lives?
I'm asking because on some of the posts on this community and on Debating Moms have been about teens and whether or not they can make some life altering decisions. In the link above, close to the bottom, there is a list of countries and their age of majority. In some countries, 14 year old children are considered adults and able to do for themselves.
Where I live, in Mississippi USA, you have to be 21 years old or married before you are considered to be an adult. I agree with this. To me, any younger than 20 is just not mature enough most of the time. I have seen so many childish people that were 18 or 19 years old. Hell let me be honest, I've seen childish people older than that but not as many.