Breaking Curfew

Jacey Dillard

Teenagers all over the world are breaking curfew this past century due to parent rules that they don’t agree with. Parents are either making their curfews too late or too early. This makes kids want to break them.
“Of course, most teens break curfew at least a time or two. The way you respond to your teen coming home late makes a big difference in how often it happens,” said Amy Morin, news reporter.
Since the 1990s, millions of teenagers have been arrested for breaking curfew. You shouldn’t react with severe punishment, instead, modify the curfew, and they’ll learn.
“If your teen arrives home 20 minutes late, make curfew 20 minutes earlier for a week. This logical consequence will help remind your child of the importance of being home on time in the future,” said David L. Hunter, reporter.
Establishing a clear curfew is a helpful way for you to balance your teen’s need for freedom with your responsibility to make sure they are safe.
“You have to have curfew for a reason, if you want to continue having freedom then you need to follow the rules,” said Lori Dillard, mother of 3 teenagers.
Teach your teen that it’s important to follow the rules and treat others with respect. Part of being a responsible family member involves coming home at the established curfew time.