Teen Milestone: Seeking Role Models

What do coaches, teachers, neighbors, and family friends all have in common? They’re potentially great role models for your teen. You are your child’s first role model, but you can’t be the last role model if you want them to be exposed to new ideas and experiences. Encourage your teen to connect with trusted adults in the community to gather new ways of seeing the world, problem-solving, and being a good community member. Each new person becomes part of your teen’s support system, ensuring they always have a role model to turn to when facing a new situation.

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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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