By Trace Embry
I’m always amazed at how parents fall into the trap of believing that their teen has the same right to privacy as they do as mature adults.
Though today’s culture will tell you otherwise, this is faulty thinking.
Parents are making the mortgage payment on a nice home that their entitled teen believes is equally their own.
Proof of Entitlement
Don’t believe me? Just look at some of the statements today’s teens make regarding “me,” “my” or “mine.”
“It’s my bedroom.” “It’s my closet.” “It’s my dresser.” “You have no right to go snooping through MY things in MY room.”
I say horseshoes!!!!
Overcoming this Faulty Thinking
Parents: You not only have the right to go through any room and article of furniture in YOUR home you want to, you have the responsibility to!
Your teen most likely didn’t pay your mortgage last month did he?
Let me help parents out a little bit. Take back what the postmodern worldview and politically correct society has stolen from you. Take your parenting license back.
Even if your troubled teen has purchased his own bed, clothes, car and dresser; go through them any way. This is 2013; not 1959.
Parents never want to think that their teen could ever be guilty of sin.
Therein lay the problem.
Parents want to naively think the best of their kids when they should be thinking the truth.
Next time there is a need, don’t hesitate to look through some of YOUR furniture in YOUR rooms in YOUR house. Maybe it is YOUR troubled child that other parents might be calling the “wrong crowd.” I’m not trying to be mean, just real and alert.
Tell us your thoughts on your child’s rights within Your home?