What Is a Typical Curfew Time for a Teenager?


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Typical curfew times for teenagers vary based on the child's age, but the average curfew falls between 8-11 p.m. on a school night, with weekend curfews falling between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Summer curfews are usually more liberal and dependent more upon longer days, work schedules and family vacations.

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Special events, such as school dances and movies or concerts, have negotiable curfews on a case by case basis, dependent on distance to the event and parental comfort level. Summer curfews are usually more liberal. Teens 14-16 usually have earlier curfew than do teens aged 17-19. However, age should not be the only deciding factor; maturity level is a vital consideration for parents setting appropriate curfew times.

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