SNOOPING – Considering the importance of an individual’s right to his own peace and dwelling, do I as a parent ever have the right to go snooping through my teenager’s dresser drawers? Well, unless your teen’s name is on the mortgage, he doesn’t own a dwelling—and he probably didn’t pay for the dresser either. Even if he did, it’s still in your house in a room that you’ve allowed him to occupy.
Any good parent, who understands the times we live in today, will exercise, not just the right to search Junior’s dresser, but the responsibility and obligation to search it. If Junior should say, “Stay out of my room,” be sure to remind him who’s room it really is. In today’s world, this is just good parenting!