Children

Man’s Best Friend- 0r Foe? Dog Bites create Physical and Psychological Damage

Cartoons represent dog bites as silly, seemingly harmless events. The truth is far more serious. A large percentage of dog attacks leave their victims with debilitating scars, both physical and psychological. The sound of dogs barking or even venturing outdoors can become a fear provoking situation. Because dogs target the face, neck and head of

By |May 1st, 2008|Adults, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|1 Comment

Anxiety: The Unseen Monster

Does it seem like an unseen monster lurks around the corner? Does fear and worry weigh you down? Frustrated because you feeling like nothing will ever change? Everyone experiences anxiety as it is a normal response to threatening situations; however, for some people it becomes a disabling response to life. Irrational responses to everyday situations

The downward spiral of hope: Complex Grieving in Children

Hurricane Katrina taught us alot about the grieving process in children. Unless the situation was a dramatic event, such as discovering the body of a parent who committed suicide or being a war refugee child, children’s symptoms are often overlooked. But unexpected deaths by natural causes, accidents, or motor vehicle accidents can cause acting out,

By |August 22nd, 2007|Blog, Children, Grief|0 Comments

Positive Conflict Resolution for Children, Adolescents and Families with Less Yelling?

“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the next

ADHD is a Good Thing???

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West shows sides of ADHD as a good thing

Stanford did a study that showed the learning style of the average person as follows: 89% Visual, 10% Auditory & 1% the remaining 3 senses. As we reflect on the teaching style in our schools we realize that the average student will

By |August 2nd, 2007|ADHD, Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Combat Bullying by Building Positive Peer Pressure

Seung-Hui Cho was bullied by fellow high school students who mocked his shyness and the strange way he talked, according to classmates. He probably heard “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!” over and over again. “Sorry” a word forced under pressure in schools across the country. “Sorry” is what students like Cho receive over and over again, and

By |July 27th, 2007|Blog, Children, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments