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Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild? Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break

Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild? Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break

What happens in spring break stays in spring break….the well known rule among spring breakers.There is no denying that spring break “activities” are full of high risk behaviors such as excessive drinking, unprotected sex, and hooking up (in more cases then not […]

By |March 12th, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Family, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens|1 Comment

Steps to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Jamie Lynn Spears

“She was my good girl . . . she was ashamed of her sister’s behavior over the past couple of years and swore to learn from her mistakes . . . she was always home by curfew . . . she’s my baby.” These are quotes from Lynn Spears mother of Brittany and Jamie […]

Alcohol & Risky Teen & College Student Behavior

There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture links popularity with the ability to party. They also tend to regard […]

By |January 2nd, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Families

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the […]

By |August 21st, 2007|Blog, Family, Jim West, Parenting, Resolve Conflict|0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Children, Adolescents and Families with Less Yelling?

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the […]

ADHD is a Good Thing???

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West shows sides of ADHD as a good thing

Stanford did a study that showed the learning style of the average person as follows: 89% Visual, 10% Auditory & 1% the remaining 3 senses. As we reflect on the teaching style in our schools we realize that the average student […]

By |August 2nd, 2007|ADHD, Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments