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.

Stay Calm in a Crisis: Breathe

Dec 05, 2023

Help your teen "flip the switch” and get relaxed through deep breathing.


Have Side-by-side Conversations

Nov 24, 2023

Talking side-by-side may help the conversation flow when the words aren’t coming face-to-face.


Finding Parenting Friends

Nov 16, 2023

It’s win-win-win when you find parenting friends.


How Giving Back Leads to Better Health

Nov 09, 2023

Volunteers learn they matter and that can be lifesaving down the line.


First Step to Calm in a Crisis: Move

Nov 03, 2023

Become a stress coach and get your teen to break the cycle so they can think.


Help Teens Through a Crisis

Sep 07, 2023

Five steps within your teen’s control that they can use when they’re struggling to problem-solve.


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