How to Get Teens to Tell the Truth

Want to raise an honest teen? It begins with being an honest parent. Teens want us to level with them, just as much as adults crave the truth from teens, so be what you want to get in return. Make sure your teen feels safe sharing without hesitation; they need to know that when they talk, you listen, and you respond rather than react. That comes naturally when you’re a balanced parent — both loving and watchful. Teens of lighthouse parents know the rules are there to protect them and love is unconditional, even if they make a mistake.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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