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Use Simple Rewards to Get Your Child with Autism to School on Time!

Are you getting frustrated trying to get your child or teen on the autistic spectrum out the door in the mornings? Here are some tips and tricks for helping children with autism reach morning goals by using a reward system: The daily reward should be gradual, as opposed to “all or nothing”. Students with autistic spectrum disorder [...]

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies | 7 Tips for Parents | Dallas Counselor

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Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents Could your toddler be a bully-in-training? Television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras show preschool aged girls hitting and bullying each other and their parents. Behavior that typically may be identified as bullying for older children may be excused as appropriate [...]

Boundaries in Parenting | The Importance of “No” | Fox 35 Jada Jackson Orlando Family Counselor

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"No" is Not Always a Bad Thing Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only [...]

Violent TV’s Effect on Children’s Sleep | Tips to Protect your Children | Jada Jackson Dallas Family Therapist

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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 [...]

Dallas Teen Therapist Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

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Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School Will I make friends as great as my old friends? Will I make friends at all? Who will I sit with at lunch? Will I connect with my teachers? Will my teachers like me? These questions are valid and parents can help resolve these [...]

Dallas Counselor | 6 Warning Signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?

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The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful. —PLATO There were close to 16 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with  beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people [...]