books and webinars to support your home

michelle's blog

If You Have to Say No: 3 Decision Making Tips

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on linkedin


The decisions we make while parenting a tween or teen can be tough, and we all have moments where we second guess ourselves.  We might worry if we are making the ‘right decision’ especially when it comes to hot-button topics like technology, boyfriends and girlfriends, sleepovers and parties. What is too strict and what is reasonable? At what point do we take cues from other parents, and when do we follow our gut instinct? 

Please take some comfort in knowing that there is rarely a right or wrong answer, unless it is an all-out safety issue.  And being on the stricter or more lenient side doesn’t make you a good or bad parent. Neither do either of these assure you that your tween or teen will always make safe choices or stay away from risk taking behaviour.  Isn’t that an important thought? Parents have a lot of influence, but far less control than they realise. FAR less control.  In the long run, what is more important than whether you were strict or lenient, is whether you were connected.

nEW here?

If you are new to my blog, I’m guessing that someone you trust mentioned my name, or you stumbled upon me online. This site is full of helpful parenting ideas that will help you make decisions with more confidence.  

If you have something specific you are looking for, why not search the topics below. If you just want to browse, why not start by reading my most popular posts.

If you would like to receive Michelle’s blog via email each month, simply sign up below, indicating if you are a parent or a professional. 

top reads

search by topic

Thank you for sharing

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on linkedin

You never know the impact you could have
or the difference you could make by simply spreading the word.
If you are a school, there is no need to ask my permission to share this post in your newsletter.
I appreciate you citing its source.


you might also like

Hello parents & professionals!

Sign up to receive my latest blogs, upcoming events and special offers straight to your inbox each month,
PLUS your FREE 20-page ebook!

* indicates required

I’m not into email spam! You will receive one email a month from me, and you can unsubscribe anytime.