Janet - posted on 07/20/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
My ex has my 16 (almost 17) y/o son Mon, Tues, Wed and allows him to stay out all night and doesn't call and ask about where he is. I do call his cell and asks him where he is and he tells me. My ex's excuse is that his parent's didn't allow him that kind of freedom at 16 and he heavily resents them for that (I feel he should be glad his parents were trying to keep him safe) and when I bring this up to him he says I'm being to strict with out son by not allowing him out all night and he resents his parents for not allowing him that kind of freedom. I feel that a 16 y/o out all night is a recipe for trouble. Our city used to have a curfew but the court took it down because some stupid parents decided to sue. I never will allow my children out this late until they are 18 because there is a big difference in the maturity level of a 16 year old vs. an 18 year old.