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15 Mar 2007

Teens
My son is 16 years old. I'm worried, because it is the 3rd time that he lied to me about small things but it can become a problem. He said that he was affraid to ask me the truth and that I would say no to him, so he rather lied.
I'm I to strickt to have sertain rules for my children, or is it normal by Teens do such things.

I need some help please.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi,

teens will keep certain things from their parents and this is very normal as they develop and need a sense of their own privacy, but without knowing what it is that was kept from you i am not able to comment on whether this is serious or not. however, promoting honesty as well as the belief that you will listen first without over-reacting should help to keep the dialogue going between you. your son has moved into a different life stage and your reactions will need to move with this so that your relationship stays open and strong - as well as maintaining those times where even when he doesnt like it you will have to say no!

best wishes
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