DORSET - On Feb. 25 Long Trail School and the Long Trail Parent Association will be offering the public a free discussion with Parent Educator Vicki Hoefle. "Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids." The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Long Trail theater.

Duct Tape Parenting is a "less is more" approach to parenting with a focus on developing and deepening the relationship between parents and kids without anyone feeling like a doormat or a dictator. Duct Tape Parenting doesn't offer quick fixes and - despite the catchy, fun name - it is a serious parenting philosophy (one that involves keeping the mouth shut) which is meant for the long haul.

Hoefle identifies some of the biggest parenting obstacles with teens today and how parents can "clear away the clutter" and create clarity that will guide their family for years. Hoefle provides insight as to why all the over-parenting, nagging, hovering, helicopter parenting and so on is not working for parents or their children. She presents what does work with easy-to-remember solutions.

For more information about this and other Community Classroom series presentations at Long Trail School, contact Courtney Callo at (802) 867-5717 x141 or ccallo@longtrailschool.