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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,

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K2 Spice Black Mamba Dragon Spice | Orlando Drug Counselor on Synthetic Marijuana | Could Your Children Be in Danger?

By |April 13th, 2012|

News of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, has cropped up again in the news as it returns to many local businesses after a ban placed by The Drug Enforcement Administration on five chemicals last year.  Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to end the issue for good, with the signing of an

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Orlando Counselor with 7 Tips For Better Sleep | Sleepless with Daylight Savings Time

By |April 13th, 2012|

With daylight savings time, people across the U.S. are adjusting to a new sleep schedule. While the need for the time change is debatable, what is not disputed is the importance of having a good night’s sleep. One of the number one complaints from family, friends, colleagues and clients is a lack of sleep or