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Orlando Family Counselor | To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

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To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children [...]

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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"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!" More Videos on This Topic  [...]

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

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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, [...]

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

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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 [...]