You Matter

Want to know the most important person in your child’s life? It’s not their friend down the street; it’s YOU. Even if they’re at a stage where they’re not showering you with affection, this is not the time to step back. You still have important parenting work to do. You’re teaching them how to navigate life, modeling good behavior, setting boundaries, and encouraging them to build healthy relationships. Even if you don’t see all the rewards for this work right now, know that you’re planting seeds that will produce an amazing adult down the road. See, you matter a lot.

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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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