Should a 15-year-old be allowed to listen to explicit songs and have a girlfriend or boyfriend over to the house?
The answer is yes, according to a survey of 2,000 parents in the UK by My Nametags, a manufacturer or iron-on labels and stickers.
The research also found that parents think it is fine for 11-year-olds to have a tablet device or a TV in their bedroom.
And at the age of 10, they are expected to fold their clothes when they take them off, and be allowed to choose what they wear.
At 12, parents would trust kids to surf the internet alone, and at 8 years old, be able to brush their teeth without help.
Snapchat and Whatsapp accounts are allowed at 14, and once they turn 16, parents would allow their kids to have friends over at the house when no one else is home.
Spokesperson Lars B. Andersen of My Nametags, said: "The survey just goes to show some of the many intricacies of being a parent. Of course, every child is different and may be able to do things or take on certain responsibilities later or earlier than our results show.
"However, it's fascinating to get some indication of when mums and dads will typically allow or expect their kids to do certain things."
Interestingly, 70 per cent of the parents with kids aged two to 18 believe privileges are granted too soon these days. While 29 per cent of mums and dads surveyed consider themselves to be stricter than other parents.
But what would Asian parents say?
My bet is that responses will be a whole lot more conservative, especially when it comes to dating and relationships.
But as for being expected to pick up after themselves (something kids should accomplish at age 10), all we can say is good luck with that - it's something even some of us adults have trouble doing.
EXPECTATIONS OF CHILDREN: A TIMELINE
16 YEARS OLD:
Have friends over when parents are away
Go out after dark
15 YEARS OLD:
Listen to explicit songs
Go on a date
Buy their own clothes
Have a girlfriend or boyfriend round to visit
Drink energy drinks
14 YEARS OLD:
Go to town with friends
Have their own front door key
Go to the cinema with friends
13 YEARS OLD:
Be in the house alone
Go out on their own
Go to the shop on their own
Have a computer in their bedroom
12 YEARS OLD:
Walk to school on their own
Surf the web alone
Own a mobile phone
Cycle to school
Play at the local park unsupervised
Have a laptop
Have an MP3 player
11 YEARS OLD:
Have a tablet device
Have a TV in their bedroom
10 YEARS OLD:
Put the dishes away
Take care of their school uniform
Not to lose belongings
Understand the value of their possessions
Be allowed to choose what they wear
Have friends over for sleepovers
Go to friends for sleepovers
Fold-up clothes when they take them off
Get ready by themselves
9 YEARS OLD:
Lay the table
Start getting pocket money
Bath or shower without help
8 YEARS OLD:
Tie their own shoelaces
Put their own clothes in the wash
Brush their teeth without help
7 YEARS OLD:
Ride a bike
GOING TO BED: 8pm - eight years old; 9pm - ten years old; 10pm - 12 years old
Watch 12 certificate movies (suitable for those 12 and older) alone - 12 years old
Watch 15 certificate movies alone - 14 years old
Watch 18 certificate movies alone - 16 years old