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

By |September 13th, 2012|

“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 happens

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Mother Kills Daughter & Husband | Orlando Counselor | 16 Tips for Identifying Depression

By |September 4th, 2012|

Mother Kills Daughter & Husband | Depression and Despair | 16 Tips for Identifying Depression

Regina Johnson, 55, was accused of shooting her 14-year-old daughter and 56-year-old husband to death. Johnson allegedly sat in her San Carlos condominium for three days with the bodies before calling her relatives to report the shootings.

Johnson joins the many mothers

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The Dad Effect on Teen Self Esteem | Penn State Study | Orlando Family Counselor Jim West

By |August 30th, 2012|

“I don’t understand why my daughter is so depressed?

“Why is my son hanging out with negative influences?”

“Why does my daughter date idiots?”

“Why does my son have such low self esteem?”

If you hear yourself or other parents asking these questions it might be the “dad effect!”

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Get Ready For Orlando Summer Social Skills Camps for ADHD and ASD!

By |June 14th, 2012|

Get Ready For Summer Social Skills Camps Orlando Florida FL

Summertime is the perfect time to help your child improve his or her social skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Does your child try too hard to make friends laugh, even at his own expense? Do you find your daughter isolated or withdrawing from

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Why is your child Angry? | Orlando Child Counselor | 4 Tips to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions

By |May 15th, 2012|

Why is your child angry? What is your child feeling?

When you were a child did you wish your parents allowed you to express your emotions?  How many times did you hear, “Boys don’t cry” or “If you keep crying I’ll give you something to cry about”?  Or maybe it was more subtle and was, “You

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Toddlers & Tiaras | Healthy or Harmful? | Orlando Family Counselor | Are Moms Living Vicariously through their Daughters?

By |April 13th, 2012|

Toddlers & Tiaras | Moms living vicariously through their daughters | Healthy or Harmful?

TLC’s hit show Toddlers & Tiaras showcases the real life drama of beauty pageants and the behind the scenes chaos. Temper tantrums, explosive arguments and competitive mothers have become the drawing card for millions of viewers. With a great deal of controversy,