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

“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!”

Article Author & Adolescent Expert Jim West interviewed by Fox […]

Get Ready For Summer Social Skills Camps!

Get Ready For Summer Social Skills Camps Orlando Florida FL

Summertime is the perfect time to help your child improve his or her social skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.  Does your child try too hard to make friends laugh, even at his own expense? Do you find your daughter isolated or withdrawing […]

Bully Movie Documentary 2012 should your Child See It? | 3 Quick Tips for Parents of Victims | CBS 6

The Bully Movie Documentary was rated R because of cursing, aggression and themes of suicide! So should your middle schooler or high school student see it. From the reviews and information about the movie it is following students that are bullied at school. Unfortunately, the cursing, aggression and themes of suicide are what middle […]

Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

Will I make friends as great as my old friend? Will I make friends at all? Who will I sit with at lunch? Will I connect with my teachers? Will my teachers like me? These questions are valid and parents can help resolve these […]

Is Anthony Weiner suffering from Mental Illness? | 5 Things to know about Exhibitionism

People who think rationally are asking many questions about the recent behavior of Former Congressman Anthony Weiner like:

Why would he Tweet risqué pictures of himself to people he never met?
Has he not learned from the example of others who got caught sexting?
Reporters have asked “How could he be so stupid?”
Why would he risk losing […]

Orlando Counselor Expert on 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction?

Orlando Counselor | 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction | Counseling offices Lake Mary, Clermont, Winter Park, Orlando

“It is just a game!”  Is this a common response from your children when you question the violent content of their video games? It is possible that children, teens and adults can be negatively impacted by […]