Billie - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
I had an interesting discussion with some of the mothers at my office recently about "snooping" through your children's personal belongings. Some openly admitted to reading diaries/journals, requiring access (login/passwords) to email accounts and other web pages to read through exchanges with friends, reading text messages in cell phones, etc. Others felt that their children have a right to privacy and taking that away without cause would like treating the child as a prisoner and could make them feel alienated. As single parents we all have an extremely tough job. Would you or do you go through your children's belongings to find out what they're doing when you're not around? What would you or do you do with the information? Or do you feel like your children have a right to privacy?