With the changing of these guidelines and boundaries, by allowing kids to take ownership and act without parental consent, this move allows children to become adults before they are mature enough for the responsibility. The law has governing boundaries on driving, alcohol, tattoos, insurance benefits, and dependency. These are in place because the parent is to be in a shepherding role, a training role until maturity has been reached. By undermining this, you are claiming to be the parent. If this is so, then where were you in the middle of the night as they cried as an infant, or where were you when we had to go school shopping and pay for materials? How about when death hit our family, were you there to comfort and console? No, because that is the privilege and right given to parents and families. A move to change such regulations places entitlement in a child's hands who will still need to run to their caregiver, their guardian, their parents when the world fails them. Back up! Go back to the core! Let families love and love well, even walking kids through hard things.