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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

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Orlando Child Teen Counselor on When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex | HPV Vaccine for Children

By |January 11th, 2010|

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 the

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Orlando Career Counselor on 10 Ways to Recover After Losing Your Job

By |December 10th, 2009|

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 their

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Orlando ODD Defiant Teen Counselor on The 4 Avoidable & Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

By |October 16th, 2009|

*’!#$ 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 in

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Orlando Career Coach on Five Top College Majors in a Bad Economy

By |August 15th, 2009|

I ran into a friend of mine shopping with her daughter who was getting ready to go off to college. I asked her daughter if she was excited about going off to college and was surprised to hear her express a lot of worry and concern over what to study. I know when I was