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Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students | Orlando Teen Counselor

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"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 [...]

4 Reasons Babies Bully & What to Do | Orlando Bully Counselor Expert

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"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 | Orlando Bullying Counselor

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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 [...]

Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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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 [...]

Tips for Helping a Friend who is Cutting | Orlando Self Harm Counseling

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Tips for helping a friend who is cutting

Adventure Based Therapy to Accelerate Social Skills Development | Orlando Social Skills Services

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West Adventure Based Camp to Accelerate Social Skills Development "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be first!" These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They are often told to go to the end [...]