Yes, while they may feel grown up, they arent. If your under the age of 18, in the US, you are legally your parents responsibility and therefore anything bad you may do or trouble you get in also affects your parents. They have every right to give you curfews and rules. Kids need structure, the ones who complain about having a curfew and doing chores dont see the other side of the spectrum. Your parents having rules means they care for you and your safety. Its only 18 years that your considered a child and have your parents over you...you have the rest of your life to do what you want. Youll find as you get older what your parents felt and why they did the things they did.
As a teen I had a rough curfew. For school night it was be in bed by 11ish, weekends be home before 2AM (when the bars close). But my parents weren't incredible strict about it. Just give them a call if I was going to be late. I was also a fairly well behave teen, and kept good grades. But if I had started getting into a lot of trouble or my grades slipping the shackles would have been slapped on.
And I see the point of the curfew - needing me to get enough sleep for school the next day, and wanting me to be home before all the drunks are on the road
And I see nothing wrong with a curfew for children and teens in general.
It depends. I pretty much never had a curfew, and since the age of about 14 I was allowed to stay out as late as I liked - because my parents trusted me, and knew I wasnt going to be doing anything they wouldnt approve of, and I wasnt going to put myself in any danger. However, I think I was just a strange, boring person who was never very teenage-like! In general. I think they are a good idea.
Yes,it gives them structure in their lives and I believe they should have a curfew based on their age. I had one when I was a teenager and was only allowed to stay over at friends on weekends and I never became rebellious or anything like that.
i think they should but to a certain extent depending on where they are and with who.....basically if they are at a friends house leave them there for a while even to sleep over if they are at a party make sure they come back at a decent time.
Yes they should.
they should not be prevented from going anywhere because that can affect them but there has to be a limit on till what time they can out. After all they are not grown up yet.
Of course! Teens need to be kept somewhat under control. In my opinion the best parents are the ones that give their kids curfews >.<
Of course! Boundaries are essential for growing teenagers. Actually come to think of it, I don't have a curfew...
Yeah they should, to subconsciously hint to them that they need to manage time themselves.
err by "rough curfew" I meant an approximate one, not that it was unjust.
The more you tell a teenager what to do the more they will rebel...
i would never confine a teenager so my answer is no, they shouldnt