The very thing we think adolescents would dread doing is the very thing that keeps them safe. That thing is self-disclosure to their parents.
However, the conditions need to be right. Adolescent self-disclosure is precious flower which will bloom, wants to bloom, but only under the right conditions.
Parents who think they have some sort of right to have their adolescents disclose their lives to them at the parent's whim are very wrong-headed about their relationship with their teen. Controling a teen's self-disclosure is only going to result in the teen feeling controlled - and probably resorting to decpetion or stonewalling.
No, the considitons need to be just right.
My question to you:
What are the conditions under which an adolescent would willingly volunteer sensitive information to his or her parents?