Children

Luis Suarez Bites & Breaks Bro Code | 5 Tips on How to Manage Anger with Competition | Orlando Family Counselor

By |June 26th, 2014|

As we watch the World Cup series, we can witness all the intense emotions these athletes are faced with. As usual, when there is a bad call or a dirty play, anger is easily triggered. Consequently, we witness poor anger management out on the field. Luis Suarez, soccer player from Uruguay, was alleged to bite

4 Sports Psychology Tips to Empower your Child or Teen through Athletics | Orlando Lake Mary Certified Sports Counselor

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Just participating in sports does not automatically foster positive growth in children. Many factors play a crucial role in your child’s success with athletics. The top four factors that I have found to help encourage positive sports participation are:

Fun and Constructive Atmosphere
Appropriate Parental Involvement
Having an Encouraging Mentor
A Focus on Transferable Life Skills

A positive sports environment

Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Abuse Counselor

By |May 8th, 2013|

Darkness into Light

Fleeing from the pits of darkness, Amanda Perry, 27, escaped from being held hostage for over a decade.  She called 911 at a neighbor’s house and found freedom after 10 years being held hostage.  She wasn’t the only one, Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, were found alive Monday night after

Coping with Tragedy | Fear, Anxiety and Grief after Boston Marathon Bombing | 3 Tips to Cope with Virtual Trauma | Orlando Trauma Counselor

By |April 16th, 2013|

Are we safe? Are our children safe? What’s the world coming to? What can we do when tragedy strikes?

According to CBSNEWS.com, “Two bombs exploded near the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring dozens others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said.”

With

Lindsay Lohan | 3 Tips to Discuss Negative Celebrity Influence on Your Child | Orlando Teen Counselor

By |January 10th, 2013|

It’s no mystery that celebrities in America are intensely scrutinized through constant media attention.  Every movement and action is dissected, analyzed, and mocked by millions of strangers who know nothing about the reality of celebrities’ lives.  Every other day there seems to be a new article about mishaps and accidents in various celebrities’ lives, and

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Orlando Counselor

By |December 17th, 2012|

The world stood still for a short moment. News reports described a horrific scene at a Connecticut elementary school. The report stated that a young man in a bulletproof vest forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire inside two classrooms. According to the Associated Press, the young man was identified as