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4 Fathering Tips for the School Year | Connecting with your Son | Orlando Family Counselor | Matthew Martin, M.S.

By |October 22nd, 2012|

Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him.  With these challenges comes both stress and excitement.  Do you remember your first day of class?  Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep.  The first day is usually fun, with everyone running on adrenaline from seeing good friends after

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Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents | Orlando Counselor

By |September 28th, 2012|

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents

Could your toddler be a bully-in-training? Television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras show preschool aged girls hitting and bullying each other and their parents. Behavior that typically may be identified as bullying for older children may be excused as appropriate for

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Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Orlando Family Therapist | 4 Tips for Parents

By |September 28th, 2012|

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents

When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child to cheat?” There suggestions that parents must have added an extreme amount of pressure. Others surmised

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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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Get Ready For Orlando Summer Social Skills Camps for ADHD and ASD!

By |June 14th, 2012|

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 from

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

By |April 13th, 2012|

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 school