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

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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 [...]

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

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"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!" More Videos on This Topic  [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]