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  leogirl95  |  12

It's her diary, she can write whatever the hell she wants in it...and her mom had absolutely no right to invade her privacy like that. She also shouldn't have booked the appointment with a psychiatrist without even talking to her daughter first...

  DjeePee  |  24

I don't think it's that obvious. Maybe OP wrote about how insecure she sometimes is, how unloved and unappreciated she sometimes feels, how she wishes to be someone else or to be dead... you know, the typical teenage problems. Maybe she didn't write the slighest disturbing thing and isn't cutting herself, maybe her mom is just overreacting, who knows. Fact is, snooping parents will eventually lost their children's trust and a forced visit to a psychiatrist will probably do nothing.

  gabrielbaby  |  9

But if a parent is worried they do have a right to look. I can see it from both sides. I want my privacy too. But if my child ever makes me worry I might resort to that

  DjeePee  |  24

I get your point and I agree, but I think that if a parent reads her kid's diary, (s)he must keep the secret. Telling: "I have read your diary and I think it's good for you if you went to a psychiatrist" will not make the relationship between parent and child and the feelings of the child better, on the contrary. It would be way better if the mother started a conversation with her child about his/her feelings without reveiling she read the diary.

  artemisrox98  |  10

#6 In a journal, I wrote "I hate stupid dogs" (the apartment above ours has a very hyperactive Doberman). My mother read this, and then signed me up for a counselor because she thought my use of "hate" was equal to me performing animal abuse in secret. Not all parents are sensible.

  THE_A_TEEN  |  27

More like a case of "classic teenage writing", not something crazy like "go columbine at the school".

...and you laugh and though she deserves to be a mental case? Fuck you...

By  RedPillSucks  |  31

It's not OPs house. She should have no expectation of privacy. That has to be earned.

  perdix  |  29

Of course, she does!

Civil liberties, like the right to privacy, are between people and their governments, not between parents and their children. Parents not only have the right, but the responsibility, to keep an eye on their children and intervene if something is going awry with them.

Clever parents will give their kids the illusion that they have privacy, but they will discreetly monitor them.

  ShroomsOnAcid  |  16

The problem with parents denying their children privacy is that it is unfortunately completely natural for them to overreact to normal teenage problems and situations, which in the end often leads to sheltered idiots with no mind of their own. Honestly, it depends on the kids. Some really can't be trusted. However, others, if they feel they can trust you, can come to you themselves with any problems they might have. There is no one type fits all parenting method.

  kaprookie  |  3

52 - I'm 15 and thumbed Perdix up, he is completely right. I can't imagine what having children would be like but I would do everything in my power to protect them, if it meant invading their privacy so be it.