My dd is 15 and she writes in her journal/diary almost every day. She has left it sitting around for anyone to get into but I haven't read it!! I think it is her personal property and I wouldn't get into it.
I would read it if I suspected drug use or other serious problems or misbehaviour. I don't think teens should have an expectation of privacy, if they choose to engage in illegal activity. I am the mom of four, ages 14-24. None of my kids have ever given me reason to suspect them. (Thank goodness)
Only if I had a reason. last year she seemed down in the dumps a bit,so I read it. Her and her bestfriend wasn't speaking and she was upset about that....a few days later she was on the phone with her and I knew they made up
The rest was silly 12 year old stuff LOL
I haven't read it since and won't till I think there's a reason.
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