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2217 As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family.
Does this apply to lenten penance? For example: if a parent feels that a child's chosen penance detracts from family time, would it be in their authority to make the child change it?
Yes, it applies to chosen penance.
Also, it is good to remind here that if you are under 14, the abstinence concerning Friday or Ash Wednesday is not bound by law and would be voluntary. It is not bound under age 18 for fast on Good Friday or Ash Wed. I do not mean the communion fast. That is different.