My son trusts me more than any other person. In the heat of the moment, he may want to doubt, but I remind him "If you can't trust me, who can you trust? I gave birth to you and no one will fight more for your right to be treated with respect." He can't articulate why, but I think I understand what is at the core of his trust. I plan to share my philosophy with his teachers.
D trusts me because he knows I will be fair:
I lobby for what is right and just-whichever side that may be.
?If I am wrong about something, I will admit it.
?He can talk and I will listen.