Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |August 9th, 2010|

Going from “Idol to Idiot” in the eyes of their Middle Schooler!

It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too often it is with our regret that we have not prepared them for this fight.

Orlando Domestic Violence Counselor on Catch 22 | If He Can’t Live With You, He Might Kill You

By |May 12th, 2010|

While experiencing a rare chance to go riding on a Sunday morning, I encountered a police blockade barring the entrance to Jay Blanchard Park. It looked serious, with several police cars and a police van, and lots of yellow police tape. I rode a different way, and when I got home, searched to learn what

Orlando Teen Counselor gives Parent Tips for Setting Prom Rules | Jada Jackson

By |May 5th, 2010|

Orlando Teen Counselor gives parents tips for setting rules with the Prom.  So, what’s a parent to do? There are so many questions to answer and some parents are not sure which way to turn. With the approach of prom season, many parents are concerned about the wellbeing of their teens. From sex and alcohol

5 Ways Parents Can Help with Negative Body Image – Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior | Orlando Counselor Therapist

By |April 15th, 2010|

Orlando Counselor Therapist

Do you think you are too fat? Or too skinny? Researchers suggest that the way you think about yourself affects your sex life! According to a recent study, female high school students who are underweight or who think of themselves as overweight may be at increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behavior.
Negative

Hugs Banned in Portland Oregon Middle School | Daily Buzz | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |March 27th, 2010|

Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

How close is too close? A middle school in Portland, Oregon shocked the nation when the principal banned “hugging!” USA Today highlighted the ban on hugs and stated that there is a national trend in setting restrictions on disorderly and troublesome conduct in public schools. So, the question still remains, “how close

Are Girls Meaner Than Boys | Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

By |March 23rd, 2010|

Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

Can’t we all just get along? The answer seems to be, “no,” especially among adolescent girls. We have all heard that girls are meaner than boys, but some studies report that girls are simply more “aggressive” indirectly. Psychiatrists call it “indirect aggression.”

What is indirect aggression?

Indirect aggression is also called “social” aggression. When