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Hugs Banned in Portland Oregon Middle School | Daily Buzz | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |March 27th, 2010|

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How close is too close? A middle school in Portland, Oregon shocked the nation when the principal banned “hugging!” USA Today highlighted the ban on hugs and stated that there is a national trend in setting restrictions on disorderly and troublesome conduct in public schools. So, the question still remains, “how close

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10 Tips to Improve Self-Concept | We’re not Fat! We’re Fabulous | Orlando Counselor Therapist

By |March 23rd, 2010|

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Is bigger better? Some fuller figured women are repulsed by the thought of using plus sized models for product ads.

Various studies show that body image is directly related to self-esteem issues in young women; however, a new study at Arizona State University found that plus-size models can not sell products as effectively as

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Are Girls Meaner Than Boys | Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

By |March 23rd, 2010|

Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

Can’t we all just get along? The answer seems to be, “no,” especially among adolescent girls. We have all heard that girls are meaner than boys, but some studies report that girls are simply more “aggressive” indirectly. Psychiatrists call it “indirect aggression.”

What is indirect aggression?

Indirect aggression is also called “social” aggression. When

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Orlando Self Esteem Counselor asks 12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions | How Media Influences Body Image

By |March 5th, 2010|

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor

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

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Stalkers can love you to death | Orlando Counselor | 7 Tips on Handling Stalkers

By |February 24th, 2010|

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” you?

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Orlando Teen Addictions Counselor on Private Drugs in Private Schools

By |January 28th, 2010|

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 in