People tend to get bolder when they think they have a supportive audience...thus, the boyfriend comment. With Jacqueline being the mother, she is right to demand her respect, and Ashley kept getting warned but chose to push her luck. I think she got exactly what she was asking for and, her boyfriend, by not getting up and following her out of the house supported what he knew to be right. Sometimes, you've got to know not when to push the envelope and Ashley is at the right age to try her mother. Sometimes, children have to be reminded that they are, indeed, children no matter what age they are.
I remember this type of thing happening in my own family when kids overstepped their boundaries.