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.