Like it or not, all of serve as a role model for our teens. By our behavior, we exhibit ways of coping with difficult issues as well as model how to live life. We are either a positive example or a negative example.
All of us have bad days. Have you ever thought that teaching your teen how to deal with a bad day may actually be helping him with his own struggles? Being a positive role model does not mean that you always look happy as a way to teach your teen. Being a positive role model does mean, however, that you cope with disappointment and stress in a healthy way. This could mean talking about how you are stressed; or exercising; or developing a strategy; or just taking some time away from the problem by doing something to reduce stress.
Teens notice what we do. Showing our teens how to deal with disappointment is teaching them a very valuable skill. And teaching them how to be graceful when things do not go your way