Child Development

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.

Your 2E kid, who is an adult, isn’t launching. What are you supposed to do?

How do you get your 2E (twice exceptional) son or daughter, who is an adult, get motivated to start thinking about a career, or get out there and do more? How do you handle the backlash you might get from them once you give them the nudge? What are the great benefits to them from getting a job. These are all questions we look at in this segment of Tips On Teens.

“What do I do about my child’s night terrors?”

https://youtu.be/NbVFAL4yP6I Night Terrors are different than Nightmares. This week’s Tips On Teens question is from a parent looking for a better way to handle their kid’s frequent night terrors: “My daughter has been having night terrors lately. She never remembers them, but they freak me out. How do I help her stop having these episodes? Are …

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What do I do about my kid’s night terrors?

Night Terrors are different than Nightmares. This week’s #TipsOnTeens question is from a parent looking for a better way to handle their kid’s frequent night terrors: “My daughter has been having night terrors lately. She never remembers them, but they freak me out. How do I help her stop having these episodes? Are there any …

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How do I get my kids to listen to me the FIRST time?”

View Video Transcript Hello, welcome to Tips on Teens where today’s question is talking about how do I get my kids to listen to me the first time? My name is Kent Toussaint, I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist and I’m the founder and clinical director of Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills, California. …

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“My son just got kicked out of his 4th school…and he’s only 3 years old! What do I do?”

View Video Transcript Hello! Welcome to Tips on Teens. My name is Kent Toussaint, licensed marriage and family therapist, coming to you live on Facebook every Wednesday at noon on your lunch break to answer your parenting questions. And today is less of a Tips on Teens and more of a Clues on Kids. So …

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“Is ADD Medication the right option for my son?”

View Video Transcript Hello, welcome to Tips on Teens. My name is Kent Toussaint, licensed marriage and family therapist, coming to you live on Facebook as I do every Wednesday at 12 o ‘clock to answer your parenting questions. I’m the founder and clinical director of Teen Therapy Center and also the executive director of …

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“My ten year old still talks like a baby. How can I make her talk normal all the time?”

View Video Transcript Hello, welcome to Tips on Teens, this is Kent Toussaint, licensed marriage and family therapist coming to you live on Facebook to answer your parenting questions every Wednesday at noon. Here is today’s question. I have a 10 year old that still talks like a baby and makes weird noises. She only …

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