He then asked me why it happens. and I froze. What should I have said?
Explain that a “deal breaker” is something—a behavior, comment, or value—your teen absolutely cannot tolerate and violates his or her trust in someone.
While I have perpetual plans to become a podcaster myself, I’m not quite there yet.
Before you say, “Hell no!” I strongly encourage you to really think this through.
Resist the urge to think, “NOT my kid!” and instead please think, “MAYBE my kid!” as you read.