The Importance Of Curfew (For Parents)

Parent's Guide

As important as curfews are for kids, it is the parents who suffer without proper knowledge about them. There are many standard benefits that I am sure you all know, but there are some not-so-obvious benefits as well that might surprise a few readers! If you are looking for ways to explain the importance of curfews to the kiddos, then you are reading the wrong article as this is the reason why you, the parent, should care about curfews. Read along and learn the several benefits of curfews.

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Common Sense Benefits

 

*The Curfew Police
As fictional as this might sound, there are in fact policemen whose job is to make sure that no one is up around curfew time in some towns. Curfew police officers aren’t in every city but more and more of these fantastic guys are being hired as the crime rates rise every year. The punishment can range from something as simple as a fine or as severe as detainment. If you do not want your children to have a criminal record then you might as well make sure you know where they are when the street lights are on.

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*Crazies Come Out At Night
The curfew police, however, are only tasked to check if kids are not out during curfew.  There are plenty of sick adults that prey on the innocent, especially those who are deviant enough to break their curfew and go out at night, where they encounter drunk adults who may be dangerous. Sure, your kid might be able to protect themselves but until when? What can they do when they are confronted with large-sized adults with evil intentions?

 

*Kid Napping Not Kidnapping
Along with the crazies, kidnappers are no exception. The only reason that they get a bullet point is that they are among the worst people around. If you are one of the lucky ones, then you will get a ransom note, but more often than not these kids are violated and killed in the most dreadful ways. For the sake of your children, please make sure they are in at nightfall.

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*Parents See All
There is also just the peace of mind knowing where your child is at. If you can read your child a bedtime story or tuck them in, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones. All too often do the above-mentioned bullet points befall to both neglectful and careful parents. Anything can happen to your children when they’re out after curfew.

 

Unseen Benefits

*Teaches Responsibility
While some might see curfews as a hindrance to their kids’ freedom, thinking this way might just be bad parenting. If you can have your kid arrive home at a set time, then that is cultivating responsibility. In life, your child is going to be faced with so many more responsibilities, so it is best to prepare them for one of the smaller ones in life.

 

*Wonderful Learning Experience
This goes both ways! You are learning more by just reading this article and all of the above-mentioned points suggest things that your child will learn.

 

*Preps For College
When they get to college, most of your kids will have dorm curfews, while only very few don’t impose them.  Curfew systems are becoming more popular in schools because of the high number of rape cases reported in America and around the world.

 

Enforce!

Now, telling your kid to be home at a particular time is important but you need to stand firm. Acknowledge them when they obey and reprimand – and discipline them – when they don’t. A sign that you are doing it right is if your child is concerned about the curfew just as much as you do. If you can get your child to be just as aware and concerned about all the above bullet points, then you will never have them arriving home late again.

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