Talk to Marcus

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Talk to Marcus

Making secret deals often backfires. Kayla's "win-win" deal didn't turn out quite like she and Marcus planned. They each got to hang out with their friends, but neither of them acted responsibly. Now there's a price to pay, and there's no telling how difficult it will be to regain their mother's trust.

  • Consider a time when you did something behind your parents back. Was it worth it? What could you have done differently?
  • Next Steps:
    When you try to get one over on your parents, you're taking a chance. Instead of plotting with her brother, Kayla could have reached out to her mother to come up with a plan that would help her mom feel more comfortable about leaving her alone to babysit with her little brother, Jalen. By talking to your parents or another trusted adult, you can build trust and show your maturity. In time, you may be allowed to take on new challenges. Now Kayla can make small steps to rebuild her mother's trust by being honest and accepting consequences.