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Instagram Beauty Pageants | Orlando Counselor | Teen Girls Self-Esteem | Toddlers & Tiaras | Tips for Parents

By |April 26th, 2013|Anorexia, Blog, Bulemia, Dating, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family, Jada Jackson, Parenting, Relationships, Self Esteem, Teens, Updates|

From Toddlers and Tiaras to Instagram Beauty Pageants, young girls are throwing themselves onto the merciless stage of judgment, comparisons, criticism and pain. According to an ABC News report, “Among the hottest activities on social media these days is Instagram’s beauty contests, where young girls go head-to-head in cyber beauty pageants online and on their

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg | Women in Leadership & Workplace | 3 Tips for Women Empowerment

By |March 19th, 2013|Career, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Divorce, Family, Hooking Up, Jada Jackson, Marriage, Parenting, Pre-Marital, Relationships, Resolve Conflict, Self Esteem, Updates, Womens Issues|

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg | Women in Leadership & Workplace | 3 Tips for Women Empowerment Harvard graduate and Facebook CEO, Sheryl Sandberg is making headlines with her unconventional approach to women and business. The businesswoman and mother of two speaks out to empower women to rally together and take responsibility for becoming a stronger presence

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ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

By |March 5th, 2013|ADHD, Anxiety, Blog, Defiance, Depression, Jim West, Parenting, Stressless, Treatment Alternatives|

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat

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Lindsay Lohan | 3 Tips to Discuss Negative Celebrity Influence on Your Child | Orlando Teen Counselor

By |January 10th, 2013|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Children, Drug, Family, Matthew Martin, Media, Parenting, Teens|

It’s no mystery that celebrities in America are intensely scrutinized through constant media attention.  Every movement and action is dissected, analyzed, and mocked by millions of strangers who know nothing about the reality of celebrities’ lives.  Every other day there seems to be a new article about mishaps and accidents in various celebrities’ lives, and

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Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Orlando Counselor

By |December 17th, 2012|Blog, Children, Depression, Family, Grief, Jada Jackson, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Teens|

The world stood still for a short moment. News reports described a horrific scene at a Connecticut elementary school. The report stated that a young man in a bulletproof vest forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire inside two classrooms. According to the Associated Press, the young man was identified as

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9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Orlando Child Counselor Jim West

By |December 14th, 2012|Anxiety, Blog, Children, Family, Grief, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Teens|

While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe? 9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School