Modeling Boundaries for Teens

Pssst, don’t look now but you are surrounded by teachable moments. They’re in books, movies, television shows, and the news. They make for an easy way to get your child to think about how they’d react in a similar situation. Ask your teen how they would have responded if facing the same peer pressure. You can help them come up with an answer by being a role model. Show them how you push back against the daily barrage of advertisements and requests. Let them hear you say “no” sometimes, especially when that “no” means saying “yes” to something positive.

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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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