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12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions: How Media Influences Body Image

Images of the female body are used to market everything! Toothpaste, shampoo, cola and sports cars! Beautiful women—and every body part—sell almost anything from potato chips to sport cars. Female celebrities and entertainers are becoming thinner, taller and younger. Fashion magazines are saturated with articles suggesting that if a woman can simply lose weight […]

Stalkers can love you to death! – 7 Tips on Handling Stalkers

By now, many of you have heard the tragic story of the young woman, Alissa Blanton, who was murdered by her stalker of two years.

Have you yourself heard statements like “I can’t live without you?” “If I can’t have you, no one else can?” “I’d die without you?” from men who claim to “love” […]

Private Drugs in Private Schools

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate […]

When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex – HPV Vaccine for Children?

Psychologists used to recommend talking about sex a year before puberty, but now children on average are exposed to pornography at age 8 due to the internet and pop ups. So families are scrambling about how to talk to an 8 or 9 year old about sex. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and […]

10 Ways to Recover After Losing Your Job

I was in the grocery store the other day overhearing a conversation about someone losing their job. The next day I spoke with an acquaintance who talked about a neighbor killing themselves because they lost their job. More and more people are out of work and are having a difficult time getting back on […]

The 4 Avoidable "T’s": Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

*’!#$ you mom said Anthony at the restaurant with his family. Jackie, his mother responds “Don’t you talk to me like that and if you say that one more time I will slap you!” I knew when Jackie was telling me this story what Anthony was going to do. Anthony cursed again and Jackie […]