Share Your Life

Adults can stand on their own as they navigate the day-to-day world, but independent people often choose to share their lives with others. In fact, reaching out to other people and making those human connections is a central strategy to managing stress. Which means that, as a parent, one of your jobs before you release your teen into the world is to help them learn how to connect with others. Family is the perfect practice ground for problem-solving with others or knowing definitively that you’re not alone. So raise your teenager to see the importance of reaching out to others.

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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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