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4 Simple Ways to Form Better Attachments with Your Children

Attachment is vital to a child and the caregiver’s responsiveness to the child is paramount to securing that attachment. Attachment issues are very prevalent in our society today and can play out in a variety of ways. Things such as the fear of commitment, of being alone, trying to be loved, rebellion, and feeling […]

High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents!

“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career.

Student Fears – […]

Tips for Helping a Friend who is Cutting

Tips for helping a friend who is cutting

5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options

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 […]

Catch 22: If He Can’t Live With You, He Might Kill You

While experiencing a rare chance to go riding on a Sunday morning, I encountered a police blockade barring the entrance to Jay Blanchard Park. It looked serious, with several police cars and a police van, and lots of yellow police tape. I rode a different way, and when I got home, searched to learn […]

Trauma: What To Do When Disaster Strikes

The news of the devestating mine accident in Virginia recently brings into sharp focus how easy it is to have one’s world turned upside down in a second. We are bombarded by tragic news stories of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, violent crime, abuse, murder and much more. Most people consider those examples of “trauma” and […]