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

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 | 3 Killed, Hundreds injured

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

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

By |January 10th, 2013|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Children, Drug, Family, Matthew Martin, Media, Parenting, Teens|1 Comment

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Jada Collins

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

9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Child Expert Jim West

While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe?

9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School Shooting

Violent TV’s Effect on Children’s Sleep | Tips to Protect your Children | Jada Collins, MS

Violent TV’s Effect on Children’s Sleep | Tips to Protect your Children

If you can’t watch something nice, don’t watch anything at all.  

In a recent study, researchers observed the sleep habits of 565 pre-school children. They found that those children who viewed age-innappropriate content before bed slept worse than those who did not. Some of you may

By |November 6th, 2012|Blog, Children, Family, Jada Collins, Media, Parenting, Updates|0 Comments