Parenting

Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

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 firm handshake.
Third, we discuss how we are not trying to make extroverts out of introverts, but need to give

By |August 1st, 2008|Blog, Family, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Teaching Millenials the Value of a Buck!

Mommy I want that new video game! Dad I want the new I-Phone! Grandma I want the new Mac Book! Most parents have heard some variation of the above statements. Parents usually are the primary financial

By |June 30th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years older

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 hooking

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 Lynn

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 the

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