You know about it, but your
teen doesn’t know that you’re aware. You’re tempted to put her to the test. If you act like nothing’s wrong, will she come clean? Or just breathe an inward sigh of relief and say nothing?
Don’t ignore it. As a parent, you’re trying to teach your teen to avoid deception. So don’t hold back what you know. And don’t be coy. When you see your teen, be completely straightforward.
Calmly confront her with all the information you have. Then she will have to respond to the facts instead of wondering if she should try to get away with her infraction.
This allows you to get straight to the issue at hand. It also avoids further complicating things. If you had tested your teen and she had not confessed, then you likely would have had an argument about that.
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