Are you going to, or have you????
I think only if I thought something was up... But other than that probably not.
As an adult, I keep a journal. I would not be happy at all if someone read it. Therefore I will not read my teens.
My son doesn't keep a diary -- but I do have the password to his FB, although I haven't used it in years. And I routinely check the history of his computer. (Which, btw, I just checked yesterday and found more porn than you would see at a pimps & hos convention).
My youngest son brings his too me all the time. My oldest I respect his journal.
I have encouraged them to write journals since they were 2 years old. They see me writing in one all the time. We set aside time 2-3 times a week to write in our journals. Even if it's only our favorite poem, what happened today, a drawing, etc.
The only way I would snoop into my kids journals/diaries without them knowing is if I suspected something.
No. No matter what, every person has a right to private thoughts and opinions. Reading a teens diary is so invasive. They need a place where they can say anything without fear of being judged, ridiculed or get in trouble. A diary is a great place to let feelings out a get a better understanding of things in one's life. Now, let me clarify, if my child was going to hell in a hand basket and I felt that he/she was in serious truble, then yes, I would read.
i believe as long as you are under the age of 15 you have no privacy
If I suspected that something seriously wrong was going on, DAMN SKIPPY I WOULD!!!
It's my job AND MY RIGHT as their Mother to snope and get help where it's needed. If I don't help, I am failing my child!! PERIOD THE END!!!
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