When teenagers believe there is no point asking or negotiating then they will remove upfront communication as a valid option and resort to deception and lying. How you chose to express and manage your anger is entirely your decision.When it comes to getting the truth out of your teenager anger ridden interrogation is rarely the most effective method.
It is inevitable that from time to time all teens will be less than honest with their parents (How many of us can say we never told a lie to our parents?
) What do you do when you discover your teenager has been lying to you?
Honesty is essential if you want to be a reliable resource for your teen, but this can be tricky.
If you can’t tolerate honesty in all areas of life you will facilitate your teen’s need to lie.
If you can’t handle the truth, or are unwilling to have genuinely honest conversations don’t expect your teen to be honest in return.