2. What do you think about parents who read their children's journals/diaries?
3. Has a parent ever read your journal/diary? Did they tell you? How did you feel afterwords?
I've kept a handwritten journal consistently since I was nine years old. I've had about eighteen of them that I've filled.
When I was about thirteen, and my family was in the process of moving from North Carolina to Texas, my mom read part of my journal. I was complaining about how I was depressed about leaving my friends and going to a new school for the second time in a year in a particular entry, and I saw her typing an e-mail to my dad that said something like, "...and Candice wrote in her diary that she feels sad about leaving." I felt incredibly disrespected and hurt.
I don't think that parents should read their kids' journals. Unless something serious seems to be going on in their kids' life. Other than that, though...