Prepare Your Teen for the Future

That teen currently sitting at your dinner table is a future 35-year-old. Want that 35-year-old to be ready for life in the adult world? Then hold that teen to high expectations now. Teens miss out when we have low expectations or believe teens are reckless, irresponsible, or self-centered. Instead, convey to your teen—and all teens in your community—that you believe they can contribute to society today and far into the future. Point out their strengths so they can use them to build the world they want to inhabit.

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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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