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Violent TV’s Effect on Children’s Sleep | Tips to Protect your Children | Jada Jackson Dallas Family Therapist

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Violent TV’s Effect on Children’s Sleep | Tips to Protect your Children If you can’t watch something nice, don’t watch anything at all.   In a recent study, researchers observed the sleep habits of 565 pre-school children. They found that those children who viewed age-innappropriate content before bed slept worse than those who did not. Some of [...]

Dallas Teen Therapist Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

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Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School Will I make friends as great as my old friends? Will I make friends at all? Who will I sit with at lunch? Will I connect with my teachers? Will my teachers like me? These questions are valid and parents can help resolve these [...]

The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation Counseling Dallas

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"It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?" Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive behaviors become popular online? Is it because we are a media driven culture? Although, it's [...]

Dallas Counselor | 6 Warning Signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?

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The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful. —PLATO There were close to 16 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with  beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people [...]

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

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Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens. First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies. Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a [...]

Christina Grimmie & Omar Mateen | 3 Lessons the Orlando Shootings Teach Us About the Human Spirit | Grief Counselor

This weekend our Orlando community was rocked by a series of fatal shootings.  First, Voice alumni and YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie was gunned down by a deranged fan Friday night while she signed autographs for fans.  She had just finished a performance at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando.  Second, at 2 am Sunday morning, [...]