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What are the Effects of Technology Electronics Addiction | 3 Tips to Safeguard your Child’s Future |Orlando 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 [...]

Drug use in Central Florida Elementary Schools | 4 Common Signs of Substance Abuse in Teens

Orlando drug abuse counselors comment on recent news related to increased drug use in elementary schools.  Every parent's biggest fear is to find out whether or not their child is using drugs or alcohol. There is never an easy way to be certain that your child is perhaps abusing drugs or alcohol. Many of the [...]

Baltimore Super Mom | 5 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Affect Social Change | Lake Mary Counselor

The events of the Baltimore Super Mom Viral Youtube Video has inspired Lake Mary Counselor to give 5 Ways Parents Can Help Teens Affect Social Change. By now you have see the video that went viral Monday of Toya Graham, a Baltimore mother of a 16 yr-old, who when protests turned violent Monday afternoon went out [...]

2015 Superbowl Commercial What “Like a Girl” Really Means Teaches 4 Self Esteem Lessons | Orlando Counselor

Orlando counselor offers 4 self esteem tips the 2015 Superbowl Commercial “Like a Girl" commercial teaches!  You may have caught the reality-based commercial in which girls of various ages were asked to “Run like a girl.” The commercial beautifully demonstrated how sexism, like racism, is socially constructed by the use of language in our society. [...]

2015 Dad Superbowl Commercials Teaches 5 Lessons Why Fatherhood is Important | Orlando Counselor

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2015 Super Bowl commercials went beyond the usual humor in Doritos and Budweiser campaigns. These commercials pulled at the heart strings of many dads across the nation that may have inspired them to be more present for their children and teens.  It appears that the commercials were tailored to the Dads and the importance of their roles. Toyota did [...]

3 Life Lessons Girls Can Learn From Mo’ne Davis | Lake Mary Teen Counselor

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The school year has begun and soon so will Fall sports for many our children. Soccer, baseball, t-ball are all slated to begin. And unless you’ve been under a rock then you may not have heard of Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom, from Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She is the first girl to throw a [...]