My failing open and honest relationship with my teen
I'll be honest I'm not the greatest parent but I've tried to use the opposite tactics my parents used and I'm failing. I'm so frightened that my daughter will lie to me if I'm hard on her that I've been openly honest about my experiences with drugs, and relationships etc etc hoping to gain her trust and have her rely on me should she need to however tonight she decieved me and got way too drunk. Now I fear I've lacked authority and she thinks I'm ok no matter what. It's likely she will experience most of what I did and I'd rather her feel like she can talk to her dad if things go bad than feeling trapped and have to lie but she really let me down tonight. Now I'm stuck as I've lost her trust. What are your opinions please.