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A.D.D. Leading to Child Suicides

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According to a recent study, A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) is the most typical diagnosis among children under 12 years of age who commit suicide. Few children from ages 5 to 11 commit suicide and not much is known regarding these incidents. This recent study compares 87 children, ages 5 to 11, who took their own [...]

Sesame Street Sheds Light on Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Dallas Counselor gives 4 Tips to Raise Autism Awareness

Recently, Sesame Street has added a new member to its cast! Joining Elmo, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, is Julia—a character with autism. The newest addition to Sesame Street is intended to spread awareness about individuals with autism. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. children has a disorder [...]

What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Dallas Counselor

There is much controversy regarding technology and its negative effects on children. Remember, television is relatively new in the grand scheme of time—our great grandparents’ generation grew up without it—and for the most part computer and video games were born in the 80s. Since the inception of modern technology, there is valid concern and skepticism [...]

5 Character Lessons Kids and Teens Can Learn from the 2016 Rio Olympians

5 Character Lessons Kids & Teens Can Learn from the 2016 Rio Olympians It has been thrilling watching the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics these past 2 weeks.  It has been full of stories of dedication, redemption, comebacks, and unbelievable achievements as we have cheered our American athletes but also athletes from other countries.  Sadly, the [...]

Social Skills Gaps for ADHD and ASD Students Makes Friendship a Challenge | Orlando Counselor

Orlando Counselor on ADHD Social Skills Gaps - BFFs We love to celebrate with those we feel closest to, and a best friend forever (BFF) is one who is there when we feel lost or sad and need to be comforted; they help us find hope. These friends are the ones we can share everything [...]

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills | Lake Mary Child Therapist Counselor

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills Summer is fast approaching and I’m sure your kids are ready to be done with school.  If you are a working parent, you are probably in the middle of researching summer camps, scheduling vacations and trying to figure out how you are going to keep your [...]