conflict with 16 year old daughter
My teenage daughter just graduated from school. She wants to socialize with her friends, but wants to go to the movies in the night. The same movies play during the daytime. I try to make her understand that before she commits herself to any plan, she has to get permission. She does not see the problem with going out in the night. I am concerned, because where she plans to go is about an hour drive from home, which means that she is likely to get home past midnight. I don't want her to feel that I am smothering her. I am just trying to be protective. I try to reason with her, but sometimes she sees it as a lack of trust. I trust her, but I am worried about her been out late.