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5 Ways to Help A Child Build Resilience and Maintaining Secure Family Attachments | Orlando Child Parent Psychotherapist

As parents and caregivers we desire for our children to be confident and strong. We also thrive to protect them from any harm and/or stresses. However, no matter how much we try there is no way we can fully protect them at all times. Part of living life is facing all the adversities and challenges [...]

The Leaky Gut linked to Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Orlando Expert

Autism Spectrum Disorder (more commonly known as ASD) effects more than 70 million people worldwide. Commonly misunderstood, ASD is a spectrum of disorders that have different extremes on opposite ends. Despite their differences, the disorders included on the spectrum share three common characteristics: impaired communication, poor social engagement, and repetitive behaviors. Today, we treat those [...]

‘Devil’s Drug’ Flakka | How Parents Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse | Orlando Drug Counselor

A new drug is making headlines in Florida as the 'Devil's Drug' known as Flakka drug. Flakka was imported from China to South Florida. The drug is a cathinone, which is chemically related to bath salts, that goes by the pharmaceutical name of Alpha PVP. The epidemic began in Broward County and it's threatening to spread [...]

10 Tips to Raise Children and Elderly Parent Caregiver | Orlando Family Counselor

Orlando Counselor on Having the role of Caregiver to an Elderly Parent and Children Simultaneously Caught in the Middle - The Sandwich Generation One of the major challenges that Caregivers encounter is finding a way to meet the demands of their children and of their aging parents concurrently. There is a delicate balancing act trying to [...]

Barbie 2.0 Curvy, Tall and Petite: 3 Lesson Barbie Teaches Girls About Self-Esteem | Lake Mary Self Esteem Therapy

Barbie 2.0 Curvy, Tall & Petite: 3 Lesson Barbie Teaches Girls About Self-Esteem | Lake Mary Self Esteem Counselor On Thursday Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattell, announced that they will be ending a 56 year-old tradition of their just one size Barbie Dolls and will now be replacing it with dolls that are more realistic and proportionate [...]

Texan Teen Suspended For Helping Classmate Having Asthma Attack: 3 Reasons to Break the Rules Even in the Face of Consequences

Texan Teen Suspended For Helping Classmate Having Asthma Attack: 3 Reasons to Break the Rules Even in the Face of Consequences This week Texas teen, 15 year old Anthony Ruelas, who attends Gateway Middle School in Killeen Texas, was suspended for doing the right thing. According to Ruelas, a female classmate began having an asthma [...]