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- March 10, 2007 at 10:30 pm #238621
Re: OT- curfew
Okay, my kids are young, so I am not in this boat yet. However, when I
was in high school even into college (when I lived at home), I never
had a curfew and I never understood the concept. Basically, my mom
didn’t give me a set time to be home, she just wanted to know exactly
when I’d be home for the evening and where exactly I was going to be
on any given evening.
If I was watching a movie with a friend that
went a little long, I could just call her and let her know where I was
and when I’d be home–sometimes it was 2 am, but my parents were okay
with that because they knew I was safe and when to expect me. That
way, I was never in trouble. Plus, it built trust between my parents
and me–they knew I’d always call.
To this day, if I am running late
for anything/anywhere, I always call whoever may be waiting on me.
The kids that I knew who just had a curfew were all over the place and
in all kinds of trouble–often times their parents didn’t even know
I plan to work it the way my mom did. I don’t want to tell my
child “have fun, be home by midnight,” too much partying goes on
between 9 and midnight, especially in smaller towns where there isn’t
much for teens to do. I don’t think everything my parents did was the
right way, but I absolutely believe they had this one right.
Just thought I’d share a different point of view. Good luck with your
teens!! I’m sure whatever choice you make will be the right choice fo
r your family.
Suburbs of Dallas
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