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7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

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“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists [...]

Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students | Orlando Teen Counselor

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"If you say that one more time I am going to slap you" and as this mother was telling me the story, I immediately knew the outcome as she recalls the story over the weekend in a restaurant. Whenever a threat is made between a parent and Oppositional student it's like issuing a challenge and [...]

Adventure Based Therapy to Accelerate Social Skills Development | Orlando Social Skills Services

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West Adventure Based Camp to Accelerate Social Skills Development "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be first!" These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They are often told to go to the end [...]

5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options | Orlando Counselor Therapist

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West answers 5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms and Alternative Treatments to Medication "You need to put your kids on Ritalin!" "You do not discipline your kids enough!" "He never comes to class prepared!" "Why don't you make her do her homework!" "He's all over the classroom!" "She's is a daze [...]

Teaching Leadership to learn Social Skills in Orlando | ADHD & ASD Counseling Orlando Expert Jim West

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West teachers Leadership to students to learn Social Skills Have you ever seen a Leader without Followers? "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be first!" These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They [...]

Orlando Relationship Counselor on 6 Tips when Breaking Up through Email

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Orlando Relationship Counselor on 6 Tips when Breaking Up through Email Have you asked yourself the following questions:What is a healthy balance between couple time, kid time, and family time?Is it better to be kid focused or couple focused?Does it seem impossible to create a balance, to continue to build a strong marriage, while nurturing [...]