Practice Decision Making

Want your teen to make good life decisions? Then let them practice. Just as you wouldn’t let them go for their driver’s license without putting in plenty of time behind the wheel, we shouldn’t make decisions for our teens and then push them out of the nest without giving them enough practice. Listen to determine if they can think through the pros and cons of different options. Talk out the decisions you’re making so they can hear your thought process and mirror it. Be available to offer guidance. Your teen will make good decisions if you let them practice.

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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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