Substance Use

“Should I allow my 15 year old to go to Coachella next year?”

View Video Transcript Hi, welcome to Tips on Teens. My name is Kent Toussaint, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and leader of both Tips on Teen Therapy Center and the non -profit organization Child and Teen Counseling. I come to you live every Wednesday at noon on your lunch break to answer your parenting questions. …

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“How do I protect my son from the new crowd that he has glommed onto?”

https://youtu.be/byr0Az7ERsI Many parents worry about the friends their child has and whether or not they are a good or bad influence. This week on Tips on Teens, Kent answers a parent wondering how to protect her son from new friends that she doesn’t seem to like very much. Here’s the question: “How do I protect …

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“How do I stop my daughter from smoking weed?”

https://youtu.be/LLs_gG8l41s Nearly all teenagers these days have tried smoking weed or have friends who smoke weed. Some parents are okay with it while others are not. Kent will be answering the following question from a concerned parent about her daughter’s smoking habits: “My daughter is smoking weed. She says that since she’s almost 18 that …

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“What is “420” and what should I do about it?”

https://youtu.be/Z2DjpAS_J_E This week Kent answers this timely question on smoking pot, “420” and what parents can do about it: “April 20th is coming up and my teens joke a lot about “420” and it’s pretty concerning. I get that they’re probably just joking but I’m worried since smoking pot seems so common these days. Why …

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