Would you read it?
Just wanting to know what others think of this as I don't have a teenage daughter yet... this is about a friend of mine.
My DD1 (13) has a book that she writes down her vents and feelings down in, so I guess that is pretty much a diary hey. The guidance officer suggested it so she could have a place to vent without feeling like there would be consequences for what she was thinking or saying. It is a place where she can call me, her Dad, her siblings every name under the sun when she is upset, a place to whinge about her friends, a place to vent what is happening in her life and how she is feeling about it all. I have picked DD's book up from random spots in the house several times (where she left it laying around) and I'd by lying if I said I haven't found myself tempted to read it BUT I haven't because it is her one little completely private outlet, a book that is just for her and no one else. If I read it I have no doubt I would be upset with what she could have written in there when she was at her most upset or angriest and just because she writes those words in anger does not mean she means them once she has cooled down IYKWIM.
I wouldn't want anyone reading my diary, because they are usually filled with our most intimate thoughts, fears and feelings, and that is why I don't keep one myself.