tammyp's picture

movies and friends

my 12 year old daughter is asking to go to the movies with friends,
be dropped off and picked up after the movies, I am thinking she is
still too young for this, how do I know what the right age is? need help

aprilcg's picture

My oldest is only 9 years old so I haven't gone through this yet but my rule is usually to just go with my gut.  If I'm really unsure or nervous I just say no. I figure God gave us that mother's intuition for a reason.  Good Luck. 

bethalyn76's picture

I have a 12 yr old and a 13 year old.  They are allowed to go to the movies in the daytime with a group of friends.  The crowd seems to change at night to older teens.  The theater is in a safe place and there is a police officer there for security.  I drop them off right before the movie starts and am there waiting when the movie ends. (You can call the theater for the exact ending time) I think it really depends on how responsibly your child acts.  My youngest seems to be testing his limits right now, so he would not be able to go without an adult or an older, more responsible person.