Meh, no there isn't, at least not in the absolute polar way you mean. Hence, juvie being different. Where are you going? He was frickin 12, you are really comfortable holding that against him? Judge away, but always always be tactful. The OP should know what's required before he states anything- so should you, so should I. What illegal things did you do as a child and never get caught? Assault, battery, recklessness? theft? Children don't know the rules yet, their brains haven't totally formed. Something like %90 of children steal something at some point- potentially felony or misdemeanor theft. Did you? Will you disclose it? Will it scar you for life? Should it? Idk, condemning someone for what they did as a kid is too close to condemning someone for what they are thinking or some such Orwellian thing. The OP needs to find the answer to what he is required to disclose.
As usual? Who the F. are you? I have never seen you before. But fine.1) He was not judging me specifically (he can't, this thread isn't about me), but rather children, including the OP. Making pretty extreme condemnations. Things kids do is different and we do not know if relevant, yet.2) Mental health? Be very very careful here. The obvious and unnecessary generalization from kid stealing some thing, or whatever, to mentally ill takes a back seat to the apathetic insinuation that law violations are done by the mentally ill- so apathetic and condemning an attitude for the word "d bag" to be justly and properly used, D BAG. Not to mention a complete and total misconstruing of what kids do. You ever get into a fight? Ever trespass as a kid? 3) No one is talking about covering anything up. What? We do not know if juvie records are included. This need to be found out. Its about definitions and semantics- what is a criminal record? The definition changes depending on the state for C&F issues, I suspect. I know the definition changes for criminal matters. Everyone, every living and dead soul has broken laws at some point. You, me, Teddy Roosevelt, Jesus- everyone. The OP needs to know what is meant by criminal record and what exactly that entails- speeding tickets? grade school disciplinary action? juvie record?4) The in paragraph caps are extremely annoying. Maybe even against the law. Are you crazy?