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We have one laptop in my house aside from my husband's Ipad. This laptop is what the children and I use. I don't want them disturbing my account so I gave permission to create their own accounts. While my account is not passworded, Last night I discovered my children's accounts except one child's are all passworded. I was surprised cos I actually thought they owned separate accounts so that no child goes to disturb another's bookmarks, close their windows or continue their paused games without permission.
I don't think
children between 15 and 10 should have passwords their parents can't access but when I gave my kids a book to put down their passwords for me, they both refused that they can't give me their passwords because they also deserve some form of privacy. They accused me of not letting them enjoy even the slightest privacy at all when I know they are not babies.
I got angry, dropped the book on the table and went to bed. This morning I checked and no one wrote down their passwords. I am so confused now. Parenting is not easy at all. Should I just let them be or force them to give me their passwords or just delete the passworded accounts cos my account is the Administrator. I am so helpless here not knowing what to do. It baffles me why children won't let their mother have their passwords. Please I need advice.