Teens and Curfews

United States
July 7, 2011 3:06pm CST
Do you think curfews keep teens out of trouble? Or do you think it just causes teens to want to act out more by being told what time they have to be home?
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8 responses
@kingparker (9685)
• United States
24 Jul 11
From what I saw, curfew might not be effective as we expect it to be. But for most parents, a curfew policy must be enacted since some teens simply won't care about the time, and when they should be home. Nowadays, it is hard to control our teens as they developed to be rebellious.
• Leesburg, Georgia
7 Jul 11
Curfews definitely help to keep teens out of trouble. That means the parents care about them and don't want anything bad to happen to them. Now, if you go to far and don't let your children do anything then that is where the rebelling happens. =)But not from a curfew.
• United States
7 Jul 11
Yes they can keep a child out od trouble that may take place at the late night hour. I am glad my daughter is sticking to her being it is a lot of danger out here.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Jul 11
I do think there should be curfews for teens. Nothing good can come out of teens being out all hours of the night. I also think it depends on the person and how they were raised too.
• United States
7 Jul 11
Curfews for teens would be a good idea only if they actually worked, but I doubt that they would. Even if you try to enforce a curfew on a teenager today they would still find some way around it. Teenagers are going to do what they are going to do no matter what you try to do to stop them. The sad part of this fact is that some day when they look back at their lives they are going to realize & regret all the stupid foolish mistakes they made simply because they didn't listen to the wisdom of their parents. I know because I speak from experience. I wish now that I would have listened to my Mom a lot more then I did. If I had I would not have done all the stupid, foolish things that I did back when I was a teenager.
@nezavisima (7411)
• Bulgaria
7 Jul 11
Children definitely need to have a curfew. To them rose habits to know what is right and wrong. For the first while a curfew so constructed as people with normal behavior and ethics. I think this is part of the upbringing of children. However, early curfew depends on the parents and they dictate. Every parent must reach a decision with your child so that both parties are satisfied. nice day!
@_sketch_ (5705)
• United States
7 Jul 11
Depends on the curfew and the strictness. I have known parents that would lock their child out if they were but one minute late. This is just immature and dangerous. Also, if the curfew is too early, then yes, the kid will want to rebel. Some parents have a ten o'clock curfew on the weekend. This is just stupid. Loosen the leash a little huh. So yes, there should be rules, but they should be reasonable and in the interest of the kid, not in the interest of a power-trip.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
7 Jul 11
I think it depends on the teen. I think if they have a curfew to begin with then they understand that it is needed. I had a curfew and sometimes I didn't like it, but I stuck to it. If I continued to be responsible then my curfew would get extended. I think nothing good can come from letting teens stay out late.