Are curfews effective in terms of keeping teens out of trouble?
What Guys Said 15
So instead of teaching the young about voluntarily cooperating , parents impose curfews that coerce the kids into cooperating.
Once they reach adulthood and escape beyond the grasps of their parents , this sudden newfound freedom can work against them if they are not prepared to be held accountable to their own lives.
It's a temporary solution that'll backfire eventually.
What parents should do is get a working relationship going with the kids instead of a tyrannical approach of "because I said so".
"Hey dad , can I go to a concert with my friends tonight? I'm going to be back home a bit late."
"Sure. Be smart. If you need me , I'm just a call away. Alright? Okay , get outta here you rebel."
And of course , they'll be smoking weed , accepting small squares of papers , having car sex or whatever. It's just teenage years. The only thing a parent can really do is make sure the kid understand the risk and benefit of their action , after that it's up to them to make the decision , it might not necessarily be what I would have done but kids are not here to live a life that I would have wanted to. They'll make mistakes , and some of those mistakes may change their lives forever but it's better if they are young and I can be there for them , help them , instead of when I'm old and they're adults and there's absolutely nothing I can do.1
I think to a degree - It creates an atmosphere of discipline and responsibility but it must be reasonable on both sides1
If enforced yes. Most trouble happens after curfew. Coming from a guy who snuck out all the time. It was just fun and exciting. Been a nightowl ever since I was young. At 15 me and my bestfriend would go out at 11 or 12 and not get back till 1 to 3 am. Sleep, get up and go to school partially sleep deprived. a lot of it was spent avoiding police, which was part of the excitement.0
Not in the slightest.0
only if they are enforced1
Nothing good happens after 2 am.0
They're effective in terms of keeping teens out of well lit areas0
If they don't get into trouble at 2am they will get into trouble 3pm when mom and dad are at work.1
I have no idea. I have never even studied! That's an excellent question.0
Not for me. But it works well when the natural guard with machine guns enforce it0
If properly enforced, yes.1
as a former teenage degenerate, no0
Define out of trouble but no probably not teens who are going to get in trouble will just sneak out.0
not without safe guards.0
What Girls Said 6
Yes, I feel that teens should be in the house at a certain time. The world is a dangerous place. So many killings, robberies and raping going on. Its not safe for a teen to be out and about late at night after 9pm. But you dont want to seem like a overbearing parent. But they should not be out so late. Some teens get wild when they dont have guidance and structure ib their lives. And its not good.1
I never had a curfew, my mother believed that there wasn't anything you could do at midnight that couldn't be done at 8pm. Her only request was that I got home before my father woke up, and to have respect for the people that were sleeping by being quiet.
I must note that I wasn't allowed to date until 16, and my mother was not ok with me being dropped off at the mall to hang out with friends. I think I managed to stay out of trouble because instead of saying no, I was was given a list of consequences that could happen if I did something. It taught me to think before I did things. When I wasn't allowed to do something, I knew that it wasn't a good idea because I wasn't always being told no.0
My parents never gave me a curfew; I just had to text them when I was heading home or if it'd be a late night. I don't think curfews make kids rebellious. My parents were strict in other ways. I never had a rebellious phase. There needs to be respect for everyone which will prevent the likelihood of rebellion.0
I don't go outside1
Lol uh NO, def. not0
I believe they are. They might decrease the chances of getting into trouble.
And keeping themselves busy, also helps.0
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