Peer & Family Relationships

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.

Teenage Independence: How Can Parents Navigate It?

It’s normal for teens to push away from parents and grasp for more freedom and independence. But it’s also normal for us parents to be scared by that and want to hold on. The push/pull between parents and teens wanting their freedom is a phenomenon which hopefully helps both parties find the perfect middle. And it may even be a healthier place to be.