The purpose of this paper is to explore children’s rights in the research process. Children’s rights in the research process are very often overlooked, particularly in the Indonesian context. When conducting research, gaining consent from young children is always perceived to be highly problematic. On the one hand, children are seen as fragile individuals who need constant protection from adults. On the other hand, children are also perceived as individuals with their own voices. This paper attempts to explore the complexity of adults undertaking research with very young children. This paper adopts a phenomenological method, with five teachers selected as participants for this study. The findings suggest that all of the participants have attempted to observe the ethical issues when conducting research with young children. Although there are still problems related to an imbalance of power relations, this is because the participants play two roles, as both researcher and teacher.