Teen Milestone: Bouncing Back from Failure

No one likes to fail. But failure offers an opportunity for teens. The way your teens learn to handle failure can make them more resilient. Let your teens see you sometimes fail because it’s a great reminder that failing at a task or job doesn’t mean you’ve failed as a person. So, the next time your teen auditions for a part in the school play that they don’t get, there’s no drama. Instead, they bounce back by signing up to work on the school paper. They’ve learned that life goes on even though they took a risk and failed.

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About Eden Pontz

Eden Pontz is Executive Producer and Director of Digital Content for CPTC. She oversees digital media content development and production for Parentandteen.com. She also writes, copyedits, and produces articles, podcasts, and videos for the site. Her pieces cover a range of topics including teen development, peer pressure, and mentoring. Eden brings years of experience as a former Executive Producer of Newsgathering at CNN, as well as a field producer, writer, and reporter for CNN and other news organizations.

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