Be Vulnerable With Your Teen

Ignore your mobile device, close the computer, switch off the television, and find your vulnerability line. Those first three steps show you’re present and listening. The last step shows that you’re a human, not a robot, who also sometimes makes mistakes. Show that humanity, but stick to the right side of the line. What do we mean? If you talk about a situation where you took an unsafe or immoral risk, it could backfire in the future. So think through what you’re sharing before you share it, and choose a safe vulnerable moment.

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About 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.

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