Most parents of teens I talk to say: “most of all, I just want him/her to be honest with me”. A study of parents desires for teens found that honesty is up the very top of the list of characteristics we wish for our young people.
It is unfortunate therefore, that almost every single teenager lies, and lies frequently. Some recent research by Dr. Nancy Darling in the US, found that out of several hundred teenagers, 98% of them had lied to their parents in the last few months. Teens lie to their parents about many areas of life, including what they spent money on, who they were with, what they wore after leaving the house, about whether parties were supervised, what they did after school and who they were in the car with and what was happening at school.Read More