Setting a Realistic Curfew for Teens

Teenage Curfew Facts:

The following are some of the most common reasons why teenagers should not go out at night.

1) Teenagers have no respect for their parents or elders.

They may disobey their parents’ orders if they do not like them. If a teenager does not obey his/her parent’s order, then it will cause trouble with him/herself and others.

2) Teenagers have no respect for adults.

They may commit crimes such as vandalism, theft, assault and robbery.

3) Teenagers are often drunk and disorderly when they get home from school.

This makes them less safe than when sober.

4) Teenagers are usually rowdy and disruptive in class.

They make other students feel uncomfortable in their classes due to their behavior which causes them to miss assignments and tests.

5) Teenagers are easily distracted by drugs and alcohol.

They may fall asleep during lessons and tests. This results in missing assignments and tests.

6) Teenagers tend to smoke cigarettes, use marijuana, drink alcohol, and take illegal drugs such as Ecstasy (MDMA), LSD, Cocaine, Heroin etc.

These substances affect the mind adversely causing bad grades or even dropping out of school altogether.

7) Most teenagers are rebellious against authority figures such as teachers and administrators.

This causes them to disrupt classes which affects other students grades. They may also skip classes, or even drop out of high school altogether. This is why it is important for teenagers to have a set curfew to ensure that they complete their homework, and attend school the next day.

Sources & references used in this article:

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Contradictions and consensus: Youths speak out about juvenile curfews by KM Reynolds, W Ruefle, P Jenkins… – Journal of Crime and …, 1999 – Taylor & Francis

Gang loitering, the court, and some realism about police patrol by D Livingston – The Supreme Court Review, 1999 –

The One-Minute Counselor™ for Parents: A Quick Guide to* Getting Your Kids to Listen* Setting Realistic Boundaries* Building Strong Character by HN Wright – 2015 –