Successful Parenting

Want to know the secret to shaping your teen’s academic effort or overall behavior? The key isn’t nagging, yelling, or questioning — in fact, it’s something MUCH easier to do and you never have to raise your voice. Research finds that the most successful parents are the least reactive ones. All you need is to express to your child at all times your warm, unconditional love and support by conveying this simple thought … DAILY: “I’m here to listen to what you’re going through, I’m not going anywhere, and you’re fine just the way you are.” Lather, rinse, repeat.

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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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