Understanding Your Teenager

“What can I do to help my son lose weight?”

View Video Transcript Hi, welcome to Tips on Teens. My name is Kent Toussaint, licensed marriage and family therapist here at Teen Therapy Center in Woodland Hills, California. Coming to ...
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“Can you shed some light on the effects of participation trophies on kids?”

View Video Transcript Hi, welcome to Tips on Teens. This is Kent Toussaint, licensed marriage and family therapist, coming to you every Wednesday at noon to join you for lunch ...
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“I’m scared of my son… What can I do about this?”

https://youtu.be/r5Q2e0LwG2s It’s not uncommon for parents to be afraid of their kids. Some are worried about being too strict, while others are simply scared of their kid having a tantrum ...
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“My son told me he is gay and is afraid to tell his mom. What should I do to help?”

https://youtu.be/-NFx4dhpSQE Today’s question comes from a father of a teenage son who just came out as gay. Here’s the question: “I don’t like keeping secrets from my wife, but my ...
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“Why Is My Kid So Irresponsible?”

https://youtu.be/YGFGhv9scpY In this Tips on Teens video, Kent will be answering the following question about why your teen acts so impulsively all the time: “Ok… seriously nothing my 15-year-old does ...
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How to raise a kid with all the negative influences of the modern world?

https://youtu.be/DJ4z_UgMl-w For the very first video blog, Kent answers the following question sent by a parent: The world of parenting has changed drastically over the years. I have to ask ...
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@#$%! Language

Tips on Teens #009 Kids these days… the way they talk. I tell ya, they got no respect. I never spoke that way when I was a kid.  My parents ...
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Allowance for Teens… Respecting the Almighty Dollar (Part 2)

Tips on Teens #025b In last month’s Tips on Teens article, Allowance for Teens… Respecting the Almighty Dollar (Part 1) we discussed the intricacies of why it is important to ...
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Allowance for Teens… Respecting the Almighty Dollar (Part 1)

Tips on Teens #025a Odds are that your teenager has no appreciation for the value of a dollar.  According to the 2014 Teens and Personal Finance Survey from Junior Achievement ...
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Why You Need To Play Catch With Your Kids

Clues on Kids #013 You should play catch with your kid.  It sounds simple enough.  Yet many parents overlook the importance of this profound activity. Profound?  My kid and I ...
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