Kent Toussaint

The Transition to Middle School

The transition to middle school can be a daunting experience for both parents and their kids. It’s normal to feel anxiety during this time, but it’s important to remember that it’s not going to be perfect.

Bullying In The Home: how should a parent respond?

What? Your older kid is bullying your younger kid? It happens all the time. Your first instinct will be to focus on your child who is bullying the other. Instead, start by focusing on your kid who is the target of the bullying. Show them empathy and support. This will not only help them feel cared for, but it will also not give your little bully the attention they may be seeking.

Parenting A Rebellious Teenager

Parenting a rebellious teenager can be challenging, especially when it feels like you’re losing connection with them. In order to navigate these years peacefully parents can’t just focus on enforcing rules. Building trust and connection is equally as important as the boundaries you set.