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

By |July 30th, 2015|

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

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ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

By |March 5th, 2013|

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois

Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat diets

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Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | Orlando Counselor Bully Tips for Parents

By |September 27th, 2012|

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents

Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, but for being the victim of harsh insults and threats from school bus children. According to

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Getting Help for Bullying | Orlando Bully Counselor | News 13 Jada Collins

By |September 13th, 2012|

How can parents help?

On January 14, 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince walked home from school after being bullied in the hallways of “mean girls” at a Massachusetts high school. Her bullies were angry that she had begun dating one of their boyfriends. This account comes from the District Attorney that prosecuted the bullies.

“The investigation revealed relentless

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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