I've already gone over my completely logical rational for why they should be treated the same. I won't rehash it just because I don't look at kids with the same fuzzy feeling that you do. If they act like an adult and have the comprehension of an adult in all relevant areas, the only reason to treat them like a child is because our society wants to operate under the illusion that kids are innocent, wide-eyed angels that need our help to live and make decisions. At some ages, that is true. 11 is far past it.