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5 Essentials for Strong Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month and just as “April showers” produce beautiful “May flowers”…Life’s painful tears can produce beautiful healing and growth through regular “Mental Health Check-ups.”

We all have a doctor we see regularly for annual physicals and those colds and minor illnesses that come up throughout the year.  We religiously schedule our teeth […]

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

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 […]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park Florida.

“You’re a freak!” “Everyone thinks you are a loser!” Nobody likes you.” “If you died […]

4 Reasons Babies Bully & What to Do?

“You’re stupid!” as a young child in day care cowers in the corner. “Nobody likes you!” followed by kicking and hitting by an older child trying to show he is tough and in control!  Sound strange or unreal for kids ages 3-5 years old?  Well it’s happening more over the past two years with the […]

Hazing or Initiation? Dr Phillips High School – Darrion Denson

What is Hazing and Tips to Prevent it in your School!

Darrion Denson reportedly was told by his coach to walk into the Dr. Phillips High School Senior locker room to get a pair of pants.  He reports that 5 football players beat him until he was unconscious and when he woke up he found himself […]

Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips

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. […]