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12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions: How Media Influences Body Image

Images of the female body are used to market everything! Toothpaste, shampoo, cola and sports cars! Beautiful women—and every body part—sell almost anything from potato chips to sport cars. Female celebrities and entertainers are becoming thinner, taller and younger. Fashion magazines are saturated with articles suggesting that if a woman can simply lose weight or […]

Private Drugs in Private Schools

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate in […]

By |January 28th, 2010|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex – HPV Vaccine for Children?

Psychologists used to recommend talking about sex a year before puberty, but now children on average are exposed to pornography at age 8 due to the internet and pop ups. So families are scrambling about how to talk to an 8 or 9 year old about sex. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and the […]

By |January 11th, 2010|Blog, Children, Dating, Family, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Orlando Family Therapist on 4 Tips to Thrive Through the Holidays

Orlando Family Therapist on 4 Tips to Thrive Through the Holidays

If you are like most people, when you see the holiday displays around Halloween, you ask yourself, is it that time already? Holidays can be met with mixed emotions, the joy of the season and the feelings of being overwhelmed. How would you like to […]

By |November 16th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Family, Parenting, Updates|0 Comments

The 4 Avoidable "T’s": Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

*’!#$ you mom said Anthony at the restaurant with his family. Jackie, his mother responds “Don’t you talk to me like that and if you say that one more time I will slap you!” I knew when Jackie was telling me this story what Anthony was going to do. Anthony cursed again and Jackie in […]

By |October 16th, 2009|Anger, Blog, Children, Defiance, Family, Parenting, Resolve Conflict, Teens|0 Comments

Five Top College Majors in a Bad Economy

I ran into a friend of mine shopping with her daughter who was getting ready to go off to college. I asked her daughter if she was excited about going off to college and was surprised to hear her express a lot of worry and concern over what to study. I know when I was […]

By |August 15th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Career, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments