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Orlando Counselor | 4 Tips to Reduce Social Bullying | Whitney Kropp | Lindsay Lohan | Mean Girls

By |October 24th, 2012|

The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is much more insidious and difficult for teachers and parents to pick up on, and all too

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Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Orlando Family Therapist | 4 Tips for Parents

By |September 28th, 2012|

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents

When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child to cheat?” There suggestions that parents must have added an extreme amount of pressure. Others surmised

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Is their a ‘Happy Gene’ in Women? | 4 Tips to be Happy | Jada Jackson Orlando Depression Counselor Fox 35

By |September 27th, 2012|

How to maximize the ‘Happy Gene’ | 4 Tips to be happy

University of South Florida, Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatry Institute identified a gene that appears to make women happy. The “happy” gene seems to bring significant happiness to women, but not men. The study published in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological

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Orlando College Counselor | When should you cut off your children? | New Study: College Grads On Their Own

By |September 4th, 2012|

When should you cut off your children?

With rising gas prices and unemployment at an all time high, many parents are making the decision to financially “cut off” their children.

A recent study by MetLife surveyed three generations to determine the appropriate time to allow adult children to fly on their own. The new study identifies the

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Mother Kills Daughter & Husband | Orlando Counselor | 16 Tips for Identifying Depression

By |September 4th, 2012|

Mother Kills Daughter & Husband | Depression and Despair | 16 Tips for Identifying Depression

Regina Johnson, 55, was accused of shooting her 14-year-old daughter and 56-year-old husband to death. Johnson allegedly sat in her San Carlos condominium for three days with the bodies before calling her relatives to report the shootings.

Johnson joins the many mothers

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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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Article Author & Adolescent Expert Jim West