Four Steps to Self-Control

Does your teen believe they do things, or do they believe that things are done to them? Mindset matters and you learn this valuable lesson by experiencing choices leading to positive or negative consequences. This means letting your teen sometimes try and fail—they’ll still gain valuable lessons—as well as relish their ability to solve problems, make decisions, and change outcomes. Does it sound like we’re describing a superhero? Maybe we are—teens have the power to pursue goals and affect change. That resilience enables them to do super things and take personal responsibility.

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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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