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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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Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

By |November 1st, 2011|

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute

Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, and moral corruption, these shows continue to top network ratings.

According to the Los Angeles Times research

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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

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Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students | Orlando Teen Counselor

By |December 13th, 2010|

“If you say that one more time I am going to slap you” and as this mother was telling me the story, I immediately knew the outcome as she recalls the story over the weekend in a restaurant. Whenever a threat is made between a parent and Oppositional student it’s like issuing a challenge and

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18 Signs of Teen Addictions – Lindsay Lohan: Party Girl, Addict, or Criminal | Orlando Teen Counselor

By |September 25th, 2010|

18 Signs of Teen addiction

Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as a teen or young adult does not have to include alcohol, ecstasy, marijuana, or reckless behaviors.


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High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |August 9th, 2010|

“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career.

Student Fears – Greater