Growing up, my mom had no problem looking through my stuff and reading any and every bit of information she could etc. She does not regret it, in fact she's kinda proud of it, lol! Now that I have my own teen (boy) I tend to lean toward snooping but I remember how betrayed I felt. On the flip side, would I have felt so betrayed if I had nothing to hide (I had plenty to hide lol!)? There has to be middle ground somewhere, right?
Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy for your teen? Do you snoop? If so why and how do you justify it? If not, feel free to explain why you feel the way you do :)
Asked by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by May-20 at 12:15 PM on Dec. 1, 2010
I think teens should have some privacy unless they've given you a reason to not trust them. Parents might not feel the need to snoop if they are having open communication with their teen...which is a better way to find out what is going on in their life. This article about communicating and connecting with your teen might be helfpul http://www.ehow.com/how_5512326_communicate-connect-teenager.html
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