tbh this is the black ad white petulance logic alot of adults have concerning kids.
They think kids dont deserve mutual respect nor autonomy.
They complain aboutkids "leecging off their psrents" (aka having fun without having to work).
But they forget that kids dont have any legal rights. They cannot buy anything for themselves or negotiate contracts for themselves.
They are not allowed to go anywhere by themselves except school.
Imo, childhood is incarceration.
By right, adulthood begins at ouberty but our dumbass Victorian forefathers thought that childhood needs to last as long as your youth.