Parenting

Orlando Family Counselor | To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

By |September 24th, 2012|

To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question.

“Spare the rod and spoil the child” is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years.

A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children that receive

Getting Help for Bullying | Orlando Bully Counselor | News 13 Jada Collins

By |September 13th, 2012|

How can parents help?

On January 14, 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince walked home from school after being bullied in the hallways of “mean girls” at a Massachusetts high school. Her bullies were angry that she had begun dating one of their boyfriends. This account comes from the District Attorney that prosecuted the bullies.

“The investigation revealed relentless

Boundaries in Parenting | The Importance of “No” | Fox 35 Jada Jackson Orlando Family Counselor

By |September 13th, 2012|

“No” is Not Always a Bad Thing

Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only happens

Orlando College Counselor | When should you cut off your children? | New Study: College Grads On Their Own

By |September 4th, 2012|

When should you cut off your children?

With rising gas prices and unemployment at an all time high, many parents are making the decision to financially “cut off” their children.

A recent study by MetLife surveyed three generations to determine the appropriate time to allow adult children to fly on their own. The new study identifies the

The Dad Effect on Teen Self Esteem | Penn State Study | Orlando Family Counselor Jim West

By |August 30th, 2012|

“I don’t understand why my daughter is so depressed?

“Why is my son hanging out with negative influences?”

“Why does my daughter date idiots?”

“Why does my son have such low self esteem?”

If you hear yourself or other parents asking these questions it might be the “dad effect!”

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Orlando Grief Counseling Tips & 5 Stages of Grief | Sage & Sylvester Stallone’s Loss

By |July 25th, 2012|

The death of Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage has devastated family, friends and fans. A young man with a promising life ahead, Sage passed Friday July 13th at the age of 36. The cause of death is unknown, making it harder for those grieving for him to cope with the situation. Disbelief, astonishment, and anger are