7 Ways to Earn Your Parents' Trust ...


It can be a bit difficult to earn your parents’ trust, especially for teenagers when you're in between a sheltered childhood and an independent adulthood.2

But you don't have to spend all of junior high and high school with your parents distrustfully watching your every move.

In order to have some wiggle room at this point in your life, you first need to earn your parents’ trust, and here are a few ways to do just that.

1. Always Tell the Truth

Even if you think you’ve done something unforgivable, you should always tell your parents the truth.2

Because if you tell them the good, the bad, and the ugly, you’ll be able to earn your parents’ trust easily!

Your parents know that you aren’t perfect, and they don’t expect you to be.

But one value I’m sure they tried to instill in you as a child is honesty!

So show respect to them by always telling the truth.

2. Do Your Best at School

It’s all right if you don’t get straight A’s or not elected president of your class, because your parents only want you to do your best in school.

That being said, you shouldn’t slack off either and say that you "sort of tried." You should always put your best effort into everything you do, and doing this shows responsibility.

Also it’s a well known fact that parents are more likely to trust responsible children.

3. Demonstrate Good Character

My parents and teachers always told me that character is what you do when no one is watching.

In a way, this didn’t make sense to me when I was in elementary school because, well, no one is watching!

But now that I’m older, I see how important it is to demonstrate good character if you want to earn your parents’ trust.2

Because, as hard as you try to hide the truth, it usually does come out.

So it’s better to just be on your best behavior no matter who is or isn’t watching.

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