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5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills | Lake Mary Child Therapist Counselor

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills Summer is fast approaching and I’m sure your kids are ready to be done with school.  If you are a working parent, you are probably in the middle of researching summer camps, scheduling vacations and trying to figure out how you are going to keep your [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 4 Life Lessons for Kids and Teens (SPOILERS ALERT)! | Lake Mary Child Counselor

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted at the box office this past weekend with a domestic opening total of $247 million, $610 million worldwide. It is poised to continue to shatter box office records this Christmas season. After high anticipation and long lines, many like myself were able to see this long awaited movie. Though [...]

Sayreville War Memorial High School Hazing Cancels Football Season | Orlando Counselor Jada Fox 35

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What is hazing? “The imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation.” Or, “Humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority.” What is bullying? “An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as [...]

Lake Mary Counselor | 5 Top Suicide Warning Signs for Children and Teens | Greenwood Lake Middle School

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5 Top Suicide Warning Signs for Children and Teens It is with sadness that we learned this morning of the suicide death of one of our own children, a 14 year old male student who attended Greenwood Lake Middle School in Lake Mary. To make matters worse, the student’s body was found in a bathroom [...]

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These [...]

Orlando Counselor | 4 Tips to Reduce Social Bullying | Whitney Kropp | Lindsay Lohan | Mean Girls

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The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is much more insidious and difficult for teachers and parents to pick up on, and all too [...]