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Dad asks if he was wrong to keep secret about daughter sneaking out of the house from his wife.

Dad asks if he was wrong to keep secret about daughter sneaking out of the house from his wife.

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Sometimes it's more important to earn your child's trust than it is to punish them for breaking a rule...

Especially when it comes to raising teenagers who think they're immortal, sparkly vampires with unbreakable bodies of stone and an alcohol tolerance of an elephant, sometimes you need to make sure your kids trust you enough to ask for help if they ever feel unsafe. While most parents tell their teens that they won't ask them any questions if they ever need to be picked up from a rowdy house party and can't drive themselves home, that concept is a lot simpler in theory than it is in practice. Do most parents really have the restraint to not punish their teens for underage drinking and overall reckless decision-making? Probably not.

So, when a dad consulted the internet's moral compass of Reddit's "Am I the As*hole?" to ask for a verdict on whether or not he did the right thing to keep his daughter's partying a secret from his wife, people were ready to help.

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