Teens need privacy. But how much?

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Privacy is often a thorny issue between parents and teens. Teens need time alone to read, think, listen to music and dream. An hour or two of alone time is fine. But they shouldn’t retreat to their rooms to avoid the rest of the family completely. Don’t search your teen’s room unless you have a reason to suspect he is getting into trouble. If he’s kept your trust, you should respect his privacy.