Pay Attention

Remember your toddler who worked harder than a television commercial to capture every second of your attention? They wanted you to watch how high they could go on the swing at the playground, and if you weren’t going to watch that, they knew they could get your attention by leaping off that swing, right? Guess what, that same kid is now grown up and STILL wants your attention, so give it in a helpful way. Don’t focus only on achievements or behaviors. Instead, acknowledge their best attributes. Grades may come and go, but putting good into the world is forever.

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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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