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Texan Teen Suspended For Helping Classmate Having Asthma Attack: 3 Reasons to Break the Rules Even in the Face of Consequences

Texan Teen Suspended For Helping Classmate Having Asthma Attack: 3 Reasons to Break the Rules Even in the Face of Consequences This week Texas teen, 15 year old Anthony Ruelas, who attends Gateway Middle School in Killeen Texas, was suspended for doing the right thing. According to Ruelas, a female classmate began having an asthma [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 4 Life Lessons for Kids and Teens (SPOILERS ALERT)! | Lake Mary Child Counselor

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted at the box office this past weekend with a domestic opening total of $247 million, $610 million worldwide. It is poised to continue to shatter box office records this Christmas season. After high anticipation and long lines, many like myself were able to see this long awaited movie. Though [...]

Sayreville War Memorial High School Hazing Cancels Football Season | Orlando Counselor Jada Fox 35

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What is hazing? “The imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation.” Or, “Humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority.” What is bullying? “An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as [...]

3 Life Lessons Girls Can Learn From Mo’ne Davis | Lake Mary Teen Counselor

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The school year has begun and soon so will Fall sports for many our children. Soccer, baseball, t-ball are all slated to begin. And unless you’ve been under a rock then you may not have heard of Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom, from Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She is the first girl to throw a [...]

Lake Mary Florida Child Therapist and Teen Counselor on 5 Back to School Tips for Being Cool | Lyris Steuber, MS, LMFT

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Summer is done and back to school is almost here. For parents it might feel like a sigh of relief and for kids a sigh of resignation. Whether your child is a new or a returning student this year all kids want to be cool. Being cool doesn’t necessarily mean being popular. It’s about being [...]

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These [...]