Two Final Steps Toward Rebuilding Trust Between Teens and Parents

More advice for teens by teens: You messed up, and you’re trying to regain your parents’ trust. Here are two final things to keep in mind. Trusted adults, friends, or siblings can be crucial allies. Sometimes, talking through conversations with others can clarify the situation and help you reflect on your actions. They can help you think through how best to approach your parents. Consider seeking outside help because the relationship with your parents matters. If you are having trouble doing this on your own, talk to your school counselor or a health professional. They’ll help you find support.

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This article was written by the former chair of our Youth Advisory Board, Sarah Hinstorff.

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