Kent Toussaint

Impulse Control vs. The 13 Year Old Brain

It turns out that the human brain does not develop fully until age 25. So the prefrontal cortex which is responsible for impulse control and emotional regulation is just not up and running yet. And certainly not in your 13 year old at the level it would need to be to make them stop doing whatever it is that’s causing havoc in your home.

Young Romance: How Do I Protect My Kid?

Are you worried about your kid being in a dangerous young romance? Beware: the more you try to stop the relationship, the more you’re going to push him or her towards it. The good news is, relationships at this young age don’t last too long.