camille   May 15, 2008   No Comments on Trust

“My 15 year old daughter wants to go to a concert. At first I said an immediate NO and she retorted that I don’t trust her. This left me thinking. What should I do?”.

First of all, some concerts have minimum age limits and ID may be required.

Secondly, your instincts said to say NO and you are only questioning it because she pushed you. As a teenager, it is her instinct to push you for more. It is a good survival instinct but your motherly instinct is even more important.

I am sure there are many reasons you do not want her to attend, sit her down and explain them to her. It will help build bridges rather than cause further rift.

Remember this is not about trust or lack of but about your daughter’s safety.

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