Trust is very important for any relationship to grow and flourish. However, for parents the communication process becomes more difficult as our children grow older. But it’s our job to keep them safe and help them develop into the person they’re going to be. To do this, we have to know who their friends are, what decisions they are making, their likes and dislikes, their strengths, weaknesses and mistakes. Yet as they grow, it’s important that they have the space and independence they need. So, what’s a parent to do?

A recent survey conducted by Laptop magazine found that 24 percent of parents got involved with social media because that was “the only way” to see what was going on with their kids. And 13 percent of those surveyed log in just to “snoop around” and see what their kids are up to. There are other ways to keep communication open…

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