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Jaycee Dugard | 4 Sexual Abuse Survivor Tips | Never Carry Shame

No one could hold back tears as our hearts were in our throats watching Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard recently.  What an incredible story of survival…an innocent 11 year old girl walking to her school bus one morning being attacked with a stun gun and kidnapped by a man and his wife.  Before […]

Toddlers and Tiaras: Sexualizing Children | 5 Tips to protect your Child

Toddlers and Tiaras: Sexualizing Children | 5 Tips to protect your child

The TLC Toddlers and Tiaras reality series comes back for a fourth season and  creatively highlights the behind the scenes lifestyle of beautiful little girls clawing for the crown…with the assistance of their parents. Some suggest that this is a threat to a […]

Orlando Counselor Expert on 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction?

Orlando Counselor | 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction | Counseling offices Lake Mary, Clermont, Winter Park, Orlando

“It is just a game!”  Is this a common response from your children when you question the violent content of their video games? It is possible that children, teens and adults can be negatively impacted by […]

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, & Suicide Pacts | 3 Tips to help Parents Understand Bullying

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, and Suicide/3 Tips to Help Parents Understand Bullying

Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Indirect Aggression may provoke adolescents to suicide if not addressed in time.

On April 16, 2011, a slumber party in Minnesota became national news when eighth graders Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz were found hanging in the home of Tracy Morrison, […]

Gaming Addiction | World of Warcraft (WarCrack): Quick Way to Lose Your Spouse, Job or Fail School

Do you notice that your spouse or child becomes irritable when you suggest that they decrease the time they spend gaming? Do you wonder how much is too much? Gaming is not all together a negative activity but one danger it is possible it could turn into an addiction.

Children & Teens are skipping school […]

Protective or Overprotective: 3 Tips to Decrease Parental Fears | Fox 35 USA Today

“Mom, I just want to ride my bike around the block to visit Anna,” says 9 year old Sarah.  Thirty years ago Sarah could ride the bus or ride around the block and parents would not worry. Unfortunately, parents have always had many reasons to worry about the safety of their children.  Today, there […]