Is your teen really that good?
If they're sticking to your rules, chances are they're lying
If you're a good parent you most certainly have some rules in place for your teenager. Things like a set curfew, no tolerance of drugs, needing to study and do homework.

There are also other stipulations some parents enforce, such as which friends they can hang out with, which movies they can watch and what clothes they can wear.
If there are serious consequences to breaking these rules, there is a very good chance your teen will lie to you to stay out of trouble. In fact, 96% of teens lie to their parents, particularly around topics such as drinking, drug use and sex.  Do you really know what your child is doing in the afternoons while you are at work?
6 reasons to argue with your teen

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.

Jobs - Find your dream job

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Cape Winelands
Agri Technovation
R13 000.00 - R15 000.00 Per Month

Branch Manager

Atlantic Meat
R17 000.00 - R20 000.00 Per Month

Software Developer

Port Elizabeth
S4 Integration (Pty) Ltd

Property - Find a new home