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.

How to Get Teens to Tell the Truth

Oct 13, 2021

Make sure your teen feels safe sharing without hesitation.

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Teen Milestone: Setting Life Goals

Oct 08, 2021

Setting life goals is important because it sets teens up for adulthood success — they learn that going for a goal means you can achieve it.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Seeking Role Models

Oct 08, 2021

Encourage your teen to connect with trusted adults in the community.

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Category: Milestones

Teen Milestone: Learning from a Mistake

Oct 07, 2021

Teens learning from mistakes so they don’t repeat them is an important milestone.

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Category: Milestones

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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Category: Milestones

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

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