As a teenager, did you have a curfew-strict, normal, and/or lax-or none at all?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    As a teenager, did you have a curfew-strict, normal, and/or lax-or none at all?

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  2. My Mind Speaks profile image72
    My Mind Speaksposted 5 years ago

    I had a super strict curfew, except if I was at my best friends house. My mom thought she was the best teen in the whole entire world who could do no wrong, so it ended up working out pretty well. Plus my best friends mom was pretty lenient  so that was an extra bonus.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A great deal all around.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I grew up in the 60s and 70s when most parents were very strict by today's standards. Kids had to be in the house by the time "the street lights" came on. As a teenager other factors came into play such as the event a teen might be attending (high school basketball/football game, concert, or a formal dance..etc)

  4. Dreamhowl profile image96
    Dreamhowlposted 5 years ago

    At the end of high school and when I would come home on college breaks, my curfews were fairly strict (I didn't go out much before then). I remember it started out around 9 PM, slowly made its way to 10 PM and sometimes fluctuated between the two depending on how my parents felt, or the weather. My boyfriend, on the other hand, grew up with a very lax curfew that I remember being very envious of.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      At college age, you STILL had a curfew?  Totally unbelievable.  At college age, you are an adult, so there should be no curfews at all.  I believe that once one becomes 17, depending upon respective maturity level,there should be NO weekend curfews.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My mother also expected me to step back into her house rules when I was home on college breaks. Eventually I stop coming home on breaks and moved from the Midwest to California where I lived for 28 years. Some parents are slow to accept kids as grown

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uhhuh.....tell us all about it. There are some parents who refuse to evolve in their parenting role.One cannot treat teenagers and young adults as children.Parents who do this, will have children who will distance or cut off all contact with them.

    4. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Parents who keep their child tied to their apron strings also run the risk of keeping them from developing confidence to be an assertive self-reliant adult. No one can be happy living in dual worlds.

    5. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true, I have a post on the very same subject of parents who refuse to let their adult children go. Also did hubs on the subject also.

    6. Dreamhowl profile image96
      Dreamhowlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, though it slowly extended after frustration. When I graduated I moved out fairly quickly. Most people think my curfew was crazy, too.

  5. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I would consider it normal. During high school, the curfew was usually 10 and open to discussion, but during college I lived in my grandma's apartment. Two bedrooms, full kitchen, laundry room, and it was right above my parents garage. The place only came with no rent if I was home before midnight. My hubby still remembers those hateful days. Still, I didn't really mind. It made the one night I slept over every two months a real treat and the connection with my parents was still strong.

 
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