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The study is conducted among 100 adolescents in Kerala State in India to know the sharing of information by the adolescents with their parents. The matters they communicate with their parents and the matters they are reluctant to communicate are studied. The data was collected using questionnaire. The analysis of the data was done based on the responses received from 92 adolescents. The analysis reveals that the adolescents communicate with their parent most frequently. The females are more communicative in many respects. They share with their parents the method of teaching, behavior of their teachers, marks obtained in the examinations, the details about their best friend, behavior of friends and qualities of friends. However, they are reluctant to share information such as mutual affection, type of dress friends wear and the use of social media by the friends. The adolescents share own feeling and general personal matters with their parents. The social issues are discussed more by female adolescents with their parents. As compared to males, the females are more reluctant to reveal to their parents the information about their affair and the physical changes they have. The males are reluctant to communicate with their parents about addiction. The adolescents are reluctant to communicate matters with their parents due to shyness. The adolescents prefer to communicate their feeling and emotions with their mother.