- Step 1: Walk through exit route Walk through your exit route during the day to familiarize yourself with any potential noises. Fix squeaks and creaks if possible.
- Step 2: Say goodnight Dress in your pajamas, and say goodnight to your parents as you pretend to go to bed.
- TIP: In case you fall asleep, set an alarm to go off 15 minutes before you want to leave. Use your phone and set it on vibrate if possible.
- Step 3: Wait until parents are sleeping Wait until you are positive your parents are sleeping. Listen for loud, deep breathing and snoring.
- Step 4: Tiptoe Tiptoe through the house to get to the door. If your room is on the first floor, climb out of a window.
- Step 5: Unlock the door Quietly unlock the door and gently close it behind you.
- Step 6: Leave the door unlocked Be sure to leave the door unlocked so you don't have to worry about jangling keys when you get back.
- Step 7: Don't do anything illegal Don't do anything illegal. It's one thing if your parents catch you coming in, but quite another if the police bring you home.
- FACT: Daytime curfews for youth in a California community resulted in a 39 percent drop in truancy and a 29 percent decrease in crime during school hours.
You Will Need
- Alarm (optional)
- Cell phone (optional)