Getting Parents To Trust You After a Mistake

This is advice for your teen, and it’s being given to them by a teen. (We’ll wait while you hand them your phone.) Teens: You messed up, so now what? Whether or not what you did to disappoint your parents was on purpose or unplanned, it is important to face the result. Trust takes a long time to build and re-establishing trust once it’s been broken requires effort. Earning trust and gaining independence are directly connected. If you want to have your independence, it’s important to show your parents why you deserve their trust.

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

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