What time do you expect a teenager home?
Since making new friends who get to go home at God knows what time, DD has pushed the boundaries more and more. Now it's the school holidays she expects to stay out as late as they do, and they basically hang out on the bus, or fast food places, in the shopping centre etc. She's not home now although we asked her (nicely) to be home by 10pm. She's nearly 16. I think that's more than late enough. She saw them last night and plans to see them tomorrow. Short of locking her in which we wouldn't do she knows we can't stop her. No amount of calmly talking through dangers helps as she sees her friends taking risks and apparently getting away with it. We're at our wits end. The only penalty we can think off that would be meaningful would be to take her phone off her, but that would leave us unable to stay in contact which would be worse all round. Would love to know what the rules are around this in your household and if you can get your teenager to keep to them.