#117 Should You Trust Your Teen?
Should you trust your teen?
Has your teen ever said to you, Why don’t you trust me?
I’ve seen so many moms come into my practice reeling from that question. Why would moms be so bothered by that question? It can make us feel like we are doing something wrong, like we are supposed to love our kids, believe in them, and trust them.
When you teen asks you why don’t you trust me we need to see the question in context. We need to rewind the video a bit. I am guessing that question is being thrown at you because you set a limit or you said no to things like…
You cant have screens in your room after your bedtime.
You cant go over to Ryans house when his parents aren’t there.
So often when your teen asks you Why don’t you trust me? what they are really asking is Why wont you let me do what I want?
We are going to explore the concept of trust in this podcast. It’s more complicated than you think.