2. Encourage honesty.
Honesty goes both ways. You need to be open with your children about the rules, about what you expect of them and about your goals for your entire family. And make sure they know that in return you expect them to be honest with you. At the same time, it’s important to maintain some boundaries or else you could end up knowing way more than you want–especially if your kid is in Middle School. Adolescent psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein tells CBSNews, the key is “To help foster openness without crossing the line”.