Mom vs. Teen - Curb battles over your child's curfew
It feels like just yesterday that you were keeping them safe with baby gates and cabinet locks. Boy how time flies. Now, as the parent of a teen who thinks he or she is an adult, your safety concerns have taken on new meaning – sleepless nights are back. Today’s curfew is the baby gate of year’s past – a way to enforce your child’s safety without being by their side 24/7. Establishing a curfew is one thing, enforcing it is another.
As many of today’s moms know, during the teenage years there’s a fine line between trust and an overly watchful eye. Fortunately, technology can alleviate some of your burden. Home management systems like Schlage LiNK™ have redefined how you monitor not just your kid’s curfew but also the security of your entire home.
The way it works is simple. The Schlage LiNK System keeps a log of the activity at your locks and doors as they are accessed. View a 90-day log of what happens within the home with the Schlage LiNK System or opt to receive a text message letting you know the exact time and by whom the door was entered. Armed with this information, the gray area is eliminated. You’ve opened the door to non-confrontational conversations with your teen about curfew compliance.
Keeping up with curfews is just one unique application of this system. Remote access to your locks, lights, thermostat or even your window shades means you’re in complete control of your home even when you’re not there. Adding Schlage® wireless cameras to the system is another opportunity to protect your home and your family. You can view live video from you cell phone, because there’s nothing like actually seeing your child at home, safe and sound.
The bottom line, ladies: technology is not just for the younger generation. It’s time to use it to your advantage, for the safety of all those you love.
JANE TIP: Getting your teen home by curfew is a process. Whether he or she is at a study group, school dance or friend’s house, they need to consider not just their curfew time, but the time it will take to get from that location to home. Help them manage their time by establishing a time to leave in order to be home by curfew. The end result, no rushing (speeding) on their end or worry on yours.
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