Teen Milestone: Setting Work Habits

A strong work ethic may take time to develop. And while parents can help teens focus on the long-term benefits of hard work and putting in the extra effort, sometimes establishing smaller habits may help young people build work skills that can last a lifetime. Show your teens how you set bigger goals and the smaller steps needed to achieve them. Be proud when your teen sets their alarm, makes their lunch the night before school, arrives early at their job or internship, or proactively finishes tasks in advance. And they can be proud of themselves.

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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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