If teenagers celebrate – set curfews and rules
Young people often celebrate long and happy. As parents interfere with their rules and prohibitions. But even if you might be found a spoilsport, young people need in a party mood regulated curfew and clear conditions. Here you can find out what arrangements you should meet together if your child wants to go celebrate again.
The weekend is coming up, but instead of family time does your moody teenager, especially one thing in mind: Party, dancing, celebrating. Teens navels in adolescence increasingly from their parents and call for a greater freedom. If young people discover the celebration itself, carries the loads of fuel for disputes. Nevertheless, clear agreements and a consistent education for parents are helpful for all parties.
It is important that you clearly do your child Why these limits and rules are discussed. It is not about to annoy it, but to protect it from possible dangers. Say your worries openly to illustrate your point. But consider also that young people need to have their own experiences to develop a sense of responsibility and self-confidence. Signaling your child that you trust him and it can go with this confidence in his new freedom.
How long young people can celebrate?
Attempts to define jointly with your son or your daughter fair curfew. Parties and discos are on the weekend in order. During the week, teens should go only celebrate when the next day pending a school.
The times for the homecoming you can orient yourself on the Youth Protection Act. But since, for example, private parties or gatherings with friends are not regulated here, you should negotiate your times that suit the age of your child. That might look like this:
- From 12 -13 years to 21h
- From 14 years until 22:00
- From 15 years until 23 o'clock
- From 16 years to 24 pm
Depending on how and where young people want to celebrate, you can with the curfew sometimes turn a blind eye. It should be clear that this is an exception and apply the next ordinary disco visit the usual curfew.
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Young people can celebrate after Young Persons Act
The Youth Protection Act specifies young people, parents and organizers certain limits in the curfew. Parents or organizers who take these limits is too loose can be prosecuted with a high fine. are young without Parents or other legal guardian on the road, the following applies:
- Clubs and Discos: 16 years young people can celebrate in clubs and discos, but only until 24 pm. Perpetual celebration is only possible for young people from 18 years.
- restaurants: Young people under 16 are allowed to stay in pubs 5:00 to 23:00, when they eat, drink or traveling. 16 years of stay to 24 hours is permitted. 18 and over, there are no restrictions here.
- cinemas: Young people under 14 years of age may attend any idea that is only after 20 pm end. For 14- and 15-year-old, the film must be received by 22 pm, for 16 and end 17-year-old no later than 24 pm. In addition, given age release of the film has to be taken into account.
Exceptions apply, when young people are traveling in the company of a person having custody or parental authority person. You can then unlimited stay long in restaurants, clubs or discos. Although celebrations for young people in a special frame organized werden- as appearance of their own band meeting in a youth project - the curfew times are regulated more generous. In our article on the subject you can find a more complete list of rights and obligations under the Youth Protection Act.
bring young people to the celebrations safely home
Discuss with your child as it comes after the party or after disco visit home. It is important that young people are not alone head home after the celebrations, as they are easy targets for violent attacks.
- Parent-taxi: Get your child and his friends even with the car. You can deny that your parents alternately organized the taxi you with the other parents.
- Night and disco buses: Especially in rural areas, public transport often offers disco buses to which the young people certainly come to the celebrations back home.
- Taxi money: Equipped to enable it to finance a safe return to your child with enough taxi money out at any time.
- Carpooling: Among young people, a driver makes sure that all get home. Make it clear that your child should not get in the car when the driver looks drunk or intoxicated.
If teenagers celebrate - frequent conflicts
- Your child does not follow the rules: Lost time, missed the bus and the battery from the phone was empty. Unfortunately, it does not always work to come home on time, and if your child holds otherwise reliably to the times, is not so bad. When teenagers go partying and again and again ignore common arrangements, you should draw the consequences. For example, in the form that the celebrations for the coming weekend is deleted. The only way you make it clear that the rules jointly made can not be changed arbitrarily.
- Your child comes home drunk: Realistically, you can not prevent your child does sooner or later his first experience with alcohol. When teenagers celebrate, can be beer, alcopops or "hard" drinks "- even if the sale of the Youth Protection Act is strictly regulated - often very easy to organize.
Notice if your child comes home intoxicated. Search the conversation and make aware to bring the dangers of regular consumption and the so-called "blackout" with him him. Instead of a homily from above a conversation is more demand on an equal footing here. So you can find out even more easily, for any reason your child is drinking alcohol. Here, you must be clear that even your own alcohol to the test stands. You can only credibly represent what you vorlebst your child. More information on this topic you can find in our article "Young People and Alcohol - what parents can do."
- When it comes to the rules, there is controversy: Even with fair and balanced rules, it can always come back to discussions. People often come not to the rules themselves. Your child is testing out of bounds and is perhaps sometimes loud, sometimes hurtful or rejecting. This of course applies not only to the theme "Celebrate". Young people at this age are looking for confrontation and friction points. Since it can go to curfews, school work or even the dishes. The discussions are exhausting and annoying, but also contact with the child and give it your ago orientation.