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.

Teen Milestone: Choosing Friends Over Parents

Oct 07, 2021

Your teen choosing a friend over a parent for an activity is a sign that you raised a self-sufficient human who feels prepared to go out into the world.

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Teen Milestone: Arguing Thoughtfully

Oct 07, 2021

Arguing is a powerful tool of expression that parents should celebrate, even when teens use it to push against boundaries.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Graduating from School

Oct 07, 2021

Graduation is a time for parents to reflect on how their child has grown and changed.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Seeing Parents as Actual People

Oct 07, 2021

Seeing parents as actual people gives teens a place to aim as they head towards adulthood.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Analyzing Feelings

Oct 06, 2021

Your teen is learning to recognize their feelings and work backward to find the cause.

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Teen Milestone: Showing Compassion

Oct 06, 2021

Fan the flames of your teen's compassion and they’ll bring it with them into adulthood as they go into the world.

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Category: Milestones

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