DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, "Jill," began college near our home a few weeks ago. Jill was on her high school honor roll and was the recipient of numerous academic awards. She holds down a part-time job that enables her to cover her car payment and insurance. She has never been a problem.
Jill recently turned 18, and now she wants to re-negotiate her curfew. She wants to stay overnight at her boyfriend's on weekends.
Jill's father and I told her if she wants to spend the night with her boyfriend, she should move out of our house. But with her attending college this fall, it's not financially realistic.
What should we do, Abby? Let her do what she wants, or insist that she find her own place? We need to give our daughter a final answer and we're counting on you. -- MICHIGAN MOM AND DAD
DEAR MOM AND DAD: Stand your ground. Although your daughter appears to be mature and responsible, I see no reason why you and your husband should compromise your values. Jill must weigh what is more important to her right now -- completing her education under your roof or spending nights at her boyfriend's.