Break Down Big Problems

Imagine your boss walks into your workspace and dumps all the work you’re going to need to complete in one year in your lap. You’d be overwhelmed, right? That’s how your teens may feel when they tackle obstacles. What they see in front of them looks like a mountain they can’t imagine climbing. You can help them bring things down to size by teaching them how to break down problems into small, manageable pieces. Then teach them how to methodically tackle these smaller “hills” until the problem is solved. Your teen will learn problem-solving and resilience at the same time. 

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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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