Two More 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 more things to keep in mind. There may be consequences to your actions. If the consequences they’ve given feel more like a punishment and less like an opportunity to learn from your mistake, discuss this with your parents. Show responsibility to earn back privileges. This means doing what is asked of you, following rules, and living up to your parents’ expectations. Be willing to accept that you have to work for your independence.

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

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