Wonder what's bugging your teen? It's hard to be certain when all your son does is grunt and your daughter won't stop rolling her eyes. So rather than pressing our own kids to talk-not going to happen!-we asked teenagers from around the country what messages they wish they could share with their moms and dads. Sure, every child is different, but it may do you and your teen some good if you took these truthful kids' concerns to heart. Photo: © Thinkstock
1. She needs privacy.
"I hate that my parents don't give me any personal space," says Eleanor, 14. "And I hate that they don't think I need it." Even if your children share a room, give each child an area that's off-limits to everyone else in the family (including you), such as a desk or a spare closet. To show that you respect your teen's privacy, don't rummage through her personal space unless you have a concrete reason to believe that she's lying to you or hiding something serious. And remember: