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

“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 […]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress

“Reducing Stress from Tests!”

“I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!”

February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists across the […]

By |February 21st, 2011|ADHD, Anxiety, Blog, Children, Jim West, Parenting, Teens, Treatment Alternatives|0 Comments

MTV’s Young, 16 and Pregnant | Confused Teens!

3 tips to Pregnancy Proof your Teen.

They’re young; they’re hot; and they’re PREGNANT! MTV’s 16 and Pregnant Reality TV superstars are under the legal age limit for drinking, but not for having a baby!

When Bristol Palin announced her pregnancy at 17, America was shocked at the possibility of having an unwed, pregnant teen in the […]

Children and Divorce: The Top Ten Avoidable Mistakes

January is Divorce Awareness Month and so this article was written to help prepare parents that are pursuing divorce in a way that will cause the least amount of trauma to the children involved.
These mistakes are classic mistakes that many divorced couples make, but they are not typically made with the intent to harm their […]

By |January 25th, 2011|Blog, Divorce, Divorce, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teens|0 Comments

“Do as I Say Not As I Do” | 4 Tips to Raising Healthy Kids

“You let me stay up past my bedtime last night so why can’t I do it tonight?!” “It’s not fair! I just want 10 more minutes on the computer and you let Susie have more time so why can’t I have more time!”

Do you have children that drain the energy out of you? Do you […]

Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students

“If you say that one more time I am going to slap you” and as this mother was telling me the story, I immediately knew the outcome as she recalls the story over the weekend in a restaurant. Whenever a threat is made between a parent and Oppositional student it’s like issuing a challenge and […]