Put Yourself in Your Parents’ Shoes

More advice for teens by teens: You messed up, and you’re trying to regain your parents’ trust. Put yourself in your parents’ shoes. Though accepting your mistake should help, it may not stop your parents from worrying. Your parents might need time to regain their calm if your actions were particularly concerning or dangerous. Your parents worry because they want to keep you safe. Allow them the time they need to forgive you and understand it may take time to regain their trust fully. Trust will not come back instantly. Knowing that will help you adjust your expectations.

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

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