When I reached the age thirteen I was pretty much buying my own clothes and feeding myself. In my city at that age no one would rent me a house for myself so I felt like I was forced to live with my mother and I thought that was wrong. Now lets not forget that I did everything for myself except paid rent and that was by rules of the state law. I never thought that that was fair, I mean if a girl have a child at that age she can get a house and I couldn't. Its like if I can go and fight in a war as a soldier of the USA at the age 17 or 18 but I got to wait until I get 21 to celebrate with a nice cold beer! I just don't think that's right. I believe if your're old enough to show the responsibility to provide and make wise decision for your own well being then you should be considered an adult.