Though the desire for privacy is natural with adolescence. At the same time, your teenage child needs your support in making good decisions. The only key to balance between your child's need for privacy and your need to know whats happening is TRUST. Learn to respect your childs privacy but also keep in touch with your child always. *Actively listen to your child *Sit together and chat about your day and plans *Be aware of what your child is doing and how he is behaving. *Keep an eye on your child's school progress. *Ask firmly for things you need to know. Dont forget your teenager is just learning to be independent.
By: Ojuolape Shaibu