I may have a warped or different view on adolescence than most. To me, 16 is not a child. It is an adolescent. Adolescents have VERY different needs and thinking abilities than children. That is a psychological fact. And to me, adolescents need to be treated differently.
Then again, at 16 my one older brother was responsible for paying all the household bills and taking care of me and our little sister. At 16 I was in college and responsible for both my little sisters. We both worked. We had to. My brother then had a "wild spree" when he got kicked out because he finally had no responsibilities after like a decade of being the adult. I did not have a "wild spree" because I didn't have time to.
Even my cousins were more adult. They didn't have to take on family responsibilities or work but they were treated like adults and because of that they acted like them and were responsible. This prevented a "wild spree" like most teenagers get because they had freedom. They weren't under lock and key.
So basically, why do so many on here call for such strictness when research shows that is only causes problems later? Why not treat your adolescents like adults and let them have a taste of freedom while supervised to keep them safe? Now I understand if there have been problems you have to be stricter, but in general way too many call for treating adolescents like children. They are not children. They are adolescents!
Then again, anthropologically speaking, adolescense is a new phenonomen. We used to go from child to adult. There was no inbetween period. This inbetween period has caused so many issues because of some trying to make it extended childhood when it isn't. Yet legally they are not adults.