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The Dad Effect on Teen Self Esteem | Penn State Study | Orlando Family Counselor Jim West

By |August 30th, 2012|

“I don’t understand why my daughter is so depressed?

“Why is my son hanging out with negative influences?”

“Why does my daughter date idiots?”

“Why does my son have such low self esteem?”

If you hear yourself or other parents asking these questions it might be the “dad effect!”

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FACEBOOK, HOOKING-UP & STI’s | Orlando Young Adult Counselor | SOCIAL NETWORKS INCREASE SEXUAL ACCESS

By |June 7th, 2012|

FACEBOOK, HOOKING-UP & STI’s | SOCIAL NETWORKS INCREASE SEXUAL ACCESS

Everyone knows that SEX sells! At least that’s what most advertisers believe. For many years, various media avenues have become vehicles to sell everything from toothpaste to sneakers. With the increasing evolution of social media, researchers believe that there is also an increase of sexual activity

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FACEBOOK and Divorce | Social Networking Woes | Orlando Relationship Counselor | Tips to Safeguard your Marriage

By |June 4th, 2012|

FACEBOOK and Divorce | Social Networking Woes | Tips to Safeguard your Marriage | New York Daily News

A third of America’s divorces implicates Facebook as the culprit of destruction. According to an article posted by New York Daily News, “U.S. divorce attorneys agree that Facebook is increasingly becoming a factor in marriage crack-ups. K. Jason

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K2 Spice Black Mamba Dragon Spice | Orlando Drug Counselor on Synthetic Marijuana | Could Your Children Be in Danger?

By |April 13th, 2012|

News of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, has cropped up again in the news as it returns to many local businesses after a ban placed by The Drug Enforcement Administration on five chemicals last year.  Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to end the issue for good, with the signing of an

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Whitney Houston | 5 False Beliefs About Prescription Drugs and Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |February 25th, 2012|

People all over the world mourned the tragic loss of one of the most talented singers of 1980’s/1990’s, Whitney Houston. She joins multiple other celebrities, such as Judy Garland, Margaux Hemingway, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, who have had their lives cut short due to the result of a fatal combination of prescription drugs. Even worse,

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Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

By |November 1st, 2011|

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute

Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, and moral corruption, these shows continue to top network ratings.

According to the Los Angeles Times research

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