Parent Vs. Peer Impact

It’s not a contest, but did you know parents have more influence and impact than peers on a teen’s life? A teen’s behaviour may seem to the contrary; after all, they spend a lot of time talking with friends and less time talking with us. But don’t mistake that for thinking that they don’t care what we think and say. Both groups––peers and parents––are an important part of a teen’s support system. They want to learn from you, so jump into a conversation tonight keeping your impact in mind. You’re shaping the next generation, right at your dinner table.

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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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