Stephanie Regan, a Clinical Psychotherapist, spoke to Damien about another Danish psychotherapist claiming we need to stop expecting the worst from teenagers and trust them.
She specialises in relationships, health, and wellbeing.
Iben Dissing Sandahl believes taking this style of parenting will help your teenager to grow into a responsible and content adult.
Stephanie spoke to Damien to give her point of view on this.
She agrees with Iben when it comes to not expecting the worst, but says trust is based on a variety of factors.
The two touched on advice for parents, understanding your child, and giving space to your teen.
She says sometimes, rather than a parent assuming they are always right, listen to your teenager and engage in conversation about concerns.
Doing this builds trust, according to Stephanie.
They also discussed boundaries and topics that are important to discuss, using sex as an example.
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