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

“I don’t want to have to ask again!” You’ve told your kid to do something 3 times already to no avail. You’re frustrated, feeling disrespected, and your patience is wearing thin. If this sounds familiar, you’ll probably relate to this parent’s #TipsOnTeens question:

“How do I get my kids to listen to me the FIRST time? I feel like I always have to repeat myself a million times before they do what they’re asked. The other parents at school don’t seem to struggle with getting their kids to listen—I don’t know what I’m doing wrong!”

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.