Is a 17 year old old enough to make basic decisions like what clothes they wear (if they have a job and are paying for the clothes)?
- 2 months ago
To some extent, yes.
- AlexanderLv 72 months ago
In most cases, yes. Unless they're mentally handicapped and the job is pushing a broom part time at Arby's.
- edwardLv 72 months ago
The 17 year old who wears what they want is called a prostitot. That’s not a typo. Not old enough to be a hooker but shows a promising career as one in a few short months.
- AprilLv 42 months ago
Yes but that doesn't mean you can dress like trash.
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- GBLv 52 months ago
At age 17, my mother had not only left school and was working, but had to move several miles from her home, to live in a hostel. Even if her parents had a phone, her Mum would not have been calling her everyday to tell her what to wear, or arranging to supervise her with clothes shopping.
- linkus86Lv 72 months ago
Sadly, not all of them. Being 17 and employed doesn't always mean a child has enough common sense to properly clothe themselves.
- JillLv 72 months ago
Yes they are. Any parent that is still exerting this kind of control over a 17 year old needs to get a grip.
- Anonymous2 months ago
At 16 I was working part-time, paying for my own stuff and led a semi-independent life. As others have said, it really depends on the individual child.
- Rick BLv 72 months ago
Yes and No. If they still live at home, they must follow the rules that their parents put in place.
- David B.Lv 72 months ago
I started buying my own everything by that age. I think it all depends on the individual and how mature they are.