Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

Be a Parent Not a Friend

Apr 27, 2022

You are not a friend when it comes to your teen. They need you to set boundaries, be stable, and be present.


Create Safe Boundaries

Apr 20, 2022

Teens need boundaries for stability, but they also need to push against them in order to grow.


How to Be a Patient Parent

Mar 31, 2022

Learn to be a more patient parent in three steps.


Four Steps to Self-Control

Mar 29, 2022

Give your teen the opportunity to solve their own problems and make their own decisions.


Don’t Judge Kids By an Outdated Standard

Mar 29, 2022

The world changes. Change the definition of success with it.


Be an Available Parent

Mar 23, 2022

Making it clear when you're available for your teen is key to effective communication.


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