Appropriate Curfew Time for a 14 year old? - FamilyEducation
Appropriate Curfew Time for a 14 year old?
12/29/2010 at 18:47 PM

I am 14 years old and I think I'm a very responsible person. I am a mostly straight A student with the occasional B. I make very good choices, I have never even thought of drinking or smoking. I never leave anywhere on weekdays. But my parents always make me come home early.
The other day, I was at the movies. It was about 8 o clock when the movie finished. My mother wanted me home right after the movie, even when I told her that everybody was going to hang out at my senior friends house. This may sound sketchy, a freshman hanging out at a seniors house, but let me tell you, he is very nice and a respectable young man. We're very close. So when everybody went to his house, I had to go home. Driven by my mother.
I am on Christmas Break right now, and my mom still wants me home early. I think that, during break, it is appropriate time is 10 o clock. Any suggestions?

If I knew that the adults at the boy's house were going to be having conversation with and supervising ALL the kids who were over, just like they were a bunch of 2 year-olds, I might go for 10 o'clock. If the adults supervise like a lot of adults--in the house, but in another room busy with other stuff, then NOPE! Your mom is right. Your mom is smart. You are a very lucky kid.