Often parents wonder if they should shield their teen from hearing about their own mistakes. Because, of course, as moms and dads, we don’t want the kids to say, “Well, you did it, Dad. So I can do it, too!” Honesty with your teen takes guts. But teens need to hear that they’re not the only ones struggling. They’re looking for honest authentic answers… emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. So, open up a little. A parent’s gotta be prudent about what’s shared and when. But the discussion about life- choices and mistakes is important! It’s part of your child’s process of discovery and growth. Are there mistakes in your past… that might help someone else make a better decision?