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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

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Orlando Teen Therapist Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

By |August 22nd, 2011|

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 concerns. Changing

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

By |June 8th, 2011|

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 playing

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Fox 35 Interviews ADHD Student: NPR Study shows ADHD Linked to Diet

By |March 31st, 2011|

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West interviewed by Fox 35 News

Great Dietary ideas for Students to improve Test Anxiety, Short Term Memory, Mood Control and Energy!
Diet is also effective for ADHD or ADD, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Depression!
How What We Eat Effects How We Think, Feel & Focus

NPR released information on a study March