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Cyberbullying: Technology as a Weapon of Teen Abuse

Teens use technology as a way of stalking, abusing, and blackmailing others. In most relationships, Instant Messaging, texting, and social networking places such as My Space are convenient ways to communicate. But in a growing number of teen relationships, technology is being used as a potent weapon against one another. For example, if either […]

By |November 5th, 2008|Blog, Cyber Bullying, Teens|0 Comments

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Shia LaBeouf are all popular celebrities with alcohol or drug problems. Shia LaBeouf reportedly drank and smoked with his father when he was growing up. Brittany began drinking at age 13 and using […]

By |September 9th, 2008|Addictions, Adults, Blog, Teens|0 Comments

Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies.
Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a firm handshake.
Third, we discuss how we are not trying to make extroverts out of introverts, but need to […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Blog, Family, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Teaching Millenials the Value of a Buck!

Mommy I want that new video game! Dad I want the new I-Phone! Grandma I want the new Mac Book! Most parents have heard some variation of the above statements. Parents usually are the primary […]

By |June 30th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years […]

Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild? Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break

Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild? Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break

What happens in spring break stays in spring break….the well known rule among spring breakers.There is no denying that spring break “activities” are full of high risk behaviors such as excessive drinking, unprotected sex, and hooking up (in more cases then not […]

By |March 12th, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Family, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens|1 Comment