Originally Posted by MusicianDad
Wow, so teens don't have the right privacy the same way an adult does? People sure don't have a right to your image if you're over 18, why would that be different for someone under 18?
Actually, there's a whole paparazzi industry built up around the fact that, no, you don't have much of a right to your own image as an adult, if it was taken in a place where you don't have any expectation of privacy. But I'm not sure what that has to do with this thread. (And, no, there's no expectation of privacy when the whole family is gathered around the tree and Mom has a camera.)
And, no, teens don't have the right to privacy the way that an adult does. Because they're not adults. They're children. They're not little children, and any reasonable parent will give them an appropriate level of freedom and a reasonable amount of free reign to make their own choices. But for many good reasons, teens are not considered adults. Not legally, not socially, not developmentally, not practically, not culturally.
If my teen feels so strongly that grandma cannot, under any circumstances, have a photograph of her, she's welcome to get a lawyer and become legally emancipated. Which would kind of suck for her, because life in my family is a pretty sweet deal, so far as these things go. Otherwise, I would expect her to either buck up and act like a member of the family while she's living under my roof, or to work with me to get whatever emotional issues she has treated.