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3 Ways to Comfort Our Kids When Law Enforcement Officers Are Killed | Lake Mary Counselor on Debra Clayton, Norman Lewis, Markeith Loyd

Today we are mourning the loss of two of our finest law enforcement officers, Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, an officer with the Orlando Police Department and Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, an Orange County Deputy Sheriff.  Sgt. Clayton was fatally shot on Monday by Markeith Loyd after she approached him for questioning in a Walmart [...]

Maternal Wellness: 4 Reasons Why It’s OK To Not Be OK

Have you ever struggled with accepting help when needed? How about believing “yes you can accomplish it all” to then find yourself overwhelmed? One of my biggest struggles is accepting help or even asking for help when I need it the most.  When I became the mother of my sweet little girl almost 4 years [...]

Dallas Family Counselor | To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

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To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children [...]

Facebook Posts Detect Alcohol Abuse in College Students | 4 Tips to Identify At-Risk Intoxication Dallas Counselor

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Over the past 10 years, Social media has significantly influenced our daily lives. Facebook and Twitter have become commonplace for dating, connecting, and socializing. Most recently, studies have shown an increase in college aged drinking, especially among male students. Social media has profoundly changed how we communicate, and it is now helping behavioral researchers identify [...]

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 [...]