wild in the streets

My 19 yr old daughterm myself, and my mother June  - mOTHER, DAUGHTER, AND HER DAUGHTER'S DAUGHTER
@sharone74 (4839)
United States
June 22, 2008 5:48am CST
I just got home, it is 3:38 am and on the way home I noted a group of teenagers skulking about in the predawn darkness, with no parental supervision or formal chaparone. Would you ever let your teen-age child run around the streets of even a small town without supervision at three in the morning? I think it is if not a criminal neglect of parental responsibility then it definitely is NOT a healthy nor recommended course of action to allow your kids to take. Would you let your kids go walking around town at 3 am? Why or why not?
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
25 Jun 08
Hi dear for sure i will not let my kid go out in nights, as its sure not healthu and safe as well. i believe day is enough for all activities and he should be concentrating on studies and have reasonable friends circle Take care
24 Jun 08
I blame the parents for their children's behaviour. Children should not roam the streets, I think there should be a time for children to be in. Parents should be more on the ball with their children. Parents complain about society, but it's really what you teach your children. Remember society did not give birth to your children you did. I respect my mum dearly, I have a few Brothers & Sisters and she does not let them out unsupervised. They are always with someone who is older than them or with her. She does not let them out at night at. Yes my bros & sis have a life, but my mums taking precautions, because she is responsible for them. And she don't want them having a Bad record. When my children get older, I also will be following in her foot steps and be their for my children. They will not be allowed to roam the street out of hours. That is very careless. Thanks B
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
I would certainly not let my kids wander in the streets at 3 in the morning. It's the parents responsibility to make sure that their kids are safe and is at home at a specific time. But lets face it, their are lots of kids out there that don't listen to their parents. They want to be independent and won't listen. Maybe as long as we make them feel loved and cared, they would listen and they wouldn't go in the wrong direction.
• India
23 Jun 08
whenever my child go at the night time or early morning i also go. u can't go ur mistake, not teenager mistake, in case she come alone she fight against the guys, already u teach in fight other wise ????????????????????????
@laglen (19783)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm with you on that one! I wouldn't allow it and I think parents that do allow this need to be reprimanded
@Hatley (163642)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Jun 08
most places have a curfew for teens and I am surprised yours did not. I would never have let myteens wander around at three in the morning unsupervised at all. they had to be in our home by twelve mid night as there were curfews to be paid attention to besides parental rules alos.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
22 Jun 08
We used to see teemages walking around in the middle of the night, but a local law was passed in the town where I live that forbids children from being outside in the night after a certain hour, unless accompanied by a parent. i really do think that this has been a good law to cut down on teenage mischief and teenage drinking.
• United States
22 Jun 08
I know when I was a kid I had fantastic parents but I still went out after one, I would tell them I was staying at someones house, sneak out, etc. I don't think it's neglect, just crazy kids. I have two daughters now and I hope and pray that they don't follow in my footsteps. To answer your question if it was up to me I would not let my children out after three.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Jun 08
What about my experience about five weeks ago when I saw two young girls near a movietown shouting and cussing in the middle of the crowd and then attacking each other. Their boyfriends pulled them apart. This Thursday gone, which was a holiday here, I saw a young girl pass me by threatening to beat up and kick up another girl in conversation on her cellphone. The social violence in Trinidad is something else. By the way, how do you upload a photo onto a discussion or a response ? I have a set of avatars in my photos file I want to attach to my responses and I don't know how. They say in the photo tabloid that you get rewarded for these so I pulled a bunch from " avatarist " a website with avatars. You can check it out, and if you can, do explain to me how to upload these things onto a response. Please.
• United States
22 Jun 08
Absolutely not! My kids are grown now..24, 23 and 21! But we had a rule. -Once the sun goes down, You WILL be home! (Unless they were at an adult supervised dance or sporting event.-Or..like, scouts.) Nothing good happens after dark that kids/teens need to be wandering around the streets to take place in. And especially as late as 3 in the morning! If you see it again, call the police. THEY will talk to them and escort them home, or call the parents. Teens ARE still minors. Social services would have an issue with this. If the parents refuse to monitor their child, then maybe they are not capable of caring for the teen's needs and the kid should be elsewhere, where they CAN be monitored.
• Bahamas
22 Jun 08
Hi sharone! No! i would not allow my teenagers to roam the streets at 3am. There is no positive reason for them to be out at that kind of time in my opinion. I'm of the opinion that when you give kids, especially teenagers to much idle time they find negative things to get into, and i doubt that there's anything positive happening at that hour. When they are grown and out of my house, they can stay out as long as they wish,but when under my roof they must be in by ten.
@selby70 (283)
22 Jun 08
Teenagers do listen to their parents if you start young and dont give up,so many of my friends have said that to me how their teenagers dont listen to them I have 3 children 32yrs boy left home married a girl 27yrs left home and married a son 21yrs who still asks if he can go out for a night out with his friends, and he is working and has his own money. I never allowed them to roam the streets I always knew were they were who with and what time they would be home at. I put a lot into bringing up my children taking them places and picking them up so they would be safe and grow up to be responsable people.