Understanding is something that people think is something that is so simple but in real sense, it is the hardest thing. Parents always try to be protective when it comes to their kids something that makes it hard for them to realize that the kid has grown and now he/she can do something’s for himself/herself and all that happens is they always want to know every move that the kid makes even when he/she is a teenager this may contribute to a kid hiding and joining companies that will ruin him/her as he/she doesn’t have a friend in his/her parent as he always fears what will happen if he/she tells his/her parents about what his/her friends are doing or what he is doing.
When we talk about a teenager we are talking about someone who is now in a position to make his/her decision despite how sometimes stupid they are, and this is where parents should stop being overprotective and instead show him/her that you really trust him/her make him/her your friend and to be precise his/her best friend as you are someone that he/she needs next to always. by making him/her your best friend it’s not stupidity, but it building a wall that nobody can take down it’s protecting him/her indirectly without him/her noticing.
Despite making him/her your friend you should make him/her open up to you involve him/her in stories that you too need him/her open up about but be so careful with what you say to him/her as you might be trying to win him/her but you end up ruining him/her. Narrate to him/her about how you met his/her dad, the mistakes you made that landed you to trouble sometimes you can come up with fiction stories to warn him/her indirectly. The reason why you have to do this is because he/she will be in a position to trust the person who has gone through the same than the one who has never gone through it, and with this when something of that sort happens he/she will open up to you and with this, your kid will be safe and you will be the best of all.