Should distance learning change your academic expectations for your kid?

Should distance learning change the academic expectations you have for your kid? How do you keep them motivated during quarantine?

“My teen is a freshman in high school, an honors student and maintains grades any parent would be proud of. He goes to a big public high school. Classes are all virtual right now. Both parents work. Our teen, however, has been missing classes. At least one each week. Sometimes more. He says he falls asleep, or forgets to log back in sometimes. We are firm believers in letting kids experience the natural consequences of their actions. We don’t call the school to clear the absences. But there don’t seem to be any consequences. What should we do? Are we negligent parents if we decide not to do anything? If he was actually ditching school we would be furious. Is this different?”

Tips On Teens is a vlog that our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint, hosts every Wednesday at 12:00pm on Facebook Live.  He will be answering parenting questions submitted to us by you to our email at  Send us any questions you might have about parenting kids and teens and Kent will be answering them every week!

Head on over to our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to watch LIVE!  Check out our page here –

If you have more questions or would like more information, please contact our Clinical Director, Kent Toussaint at 818.697.8555.

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