My son and I have been arguing about his curfew all summer. We have different opinions about what it should be. This has also created a problem for his younger brother as he feels that his curfew should be the same. How do you determine what is an appropriate time?
Curfew controversies have been a source of contention between teens and parents for many generations. We argued with our parents about it, and now, you are faced with the same situation. Unfortunately, most adolescents feel that this rule is a parental power play and are more concerned with their own freedom and independence than parental feelings. This situation, however, is an opportunity to teach your kids about setting limits, social responsibility and common courtesy. It is an important conversation, so prepare wisely.