Peer & Family Relationships

Toxic Teenage Relationships: How To Parent Through It.

What do you do when your kid gets into their first toxic teenage relationship? For you as a parent this can feel like the world you know is crumbling to pieces. You may fear that your child is drifting away down a self destructive path, or that you can no longer protect them. These feelings are completely natural, but we urge you to play the long game instead.

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.

Extracurricular Activities and Your Kid

Most parents want their kids to get involved in extracurricular activities. Sports, art classes, volunteering and a whole range of other kinds of pursuits are important in the development of kids. But why? Engaging in extracurricular activities gives kids an organized social setting where they can develop their social skills.