Critical Periods – Age 5 (TMBMS072)

ByDr. Berney

Critical Periods – Age 5 (TMBMS072)

Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. This week on the show, we will be talking about five critical ages at which particular skills and abilities should be attained. By age 5, children are starting to enter the next major phase of life – school. To be successful at school, though, children must be able to control their emotions. While they will not be 100% successful, by the time they enter kindergarten, little ones need to be able to control their emotions so that they can take directions from others (i.e., teachers) and transition between activities.

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Dr. Berney administrator

Dr. Berney is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience and specializes in pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. Dr. Berney provides a wide array of mental health services to his clients, including individual therapy, family therapy and parent training, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, forensic evaluations, and group therapy. In addition to his clinical services, Dr. Berney has conducts workshops and seminars to professional and community groups across the nation. He writes a weekly column in The Ledger entitled The Mental Breakdown and is co-author of several works, including the Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child (available on Amazon Kindle), The Elimination Diet Manual (available on Amazon Kindle), and the Pediatric Behavior Rating Scale. Dr. Berney is also the co-host of two weekly podcasts, The Mental Breakdown and The Psychreg Podcast, both of which can be found on iTunes.