They might drive to school on their own, go out on their first date, interview for their first job.
Doing these things successfully is a great way to build your teen’s self-esteem. You can make that easier by helping her take a “trial run.”
Is she interviewing for a job? Think of questions the employer might ask. Then role-play, giving her a chance to try out answers before she has the interview.
If she’s driving to school alone, have her practice with you in the car. On the day when she first takes the car to school, you’ll both have confidence that she can handle it.
If a real practice run isn’t possible, do an imaginary one instead. Talk your teen through the whole experience. Starting with a clear picture of what she needs to do will give her confidence in the real situation.
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