These rights are held by the child's responsible adult guardian. The
expectation in principal is to act on the behalf of the child. Guardians
that neglect, abuse and mistreat children are the same individuals that
hold children's civil rights in safe keeping. How can we as a society accept the paradox that a neglectful guardian would consider the best interest of a minor child. The philosophy of the principals of best interest to one person will be contradictory to another. In a perfect society child abuse is non existent, and children's civil rights are respected. In the U.S. The guardian responsible to a child's rights
is the same person who abuses the child. A child that has a respectful parent does not need to address civil rights.