I don't have a girl, but I do have a 16 yr old son. Based on his ability to make good choices, how well he does school (3.9 gpa), his focus on his sports (wrestling, football and baseball) and his overall responsible nature, I do give him quite a bit of freedom.
On week nights he is to be home by 8:30 (typically he goes to Football practice right now and then to Drama), on occassion I will let him go with friends during the week to support the girls volleyball team when they are playing, and he is required to come home when its over (typically around 9:30) No friends over on week nights.
On weekends, I'm more lenient. He can go with friends to the movies, parties etc - curfew is midnight. I do make exceptions but it all depends on who, where, when and why. He has friends over on weekends all the time. Freedom helps them learn to make good choices but we still need to set the boundaries. :)
at 5:23 PM on Oct. 27, 2010