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Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Orlando Family Therapist | 4 Tips for Parents

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Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child to cheat?” There suggestions that parents must have added an extreme amount of pressure. Others [...]

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | Orlando Counselor Bully Tips for Parents

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Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, but for being the victim of harsh insults and threats from school bus children. According [...]

Orlando Family Counselor | To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

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To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children [...]

Getting Help for Bullying | Orlando Bully Counselor | News 13 Jada Collins

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How can parents help? On January 14, 2010, 15-year-old Phoebe Prince walked home from school after being bullied in the hallways of “mean girls” at a Massachusetts high school. Her bullies were angry that she had begun dating one of their boyfriends. This account comes from the District Attorney that prosecuted the bullies. "The investigation [...]

Boundaries in Parenting | The Importance of “No” | Fox 35 Jada Jackson Orlando Family Counselor

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"No" is Not Always a Bad Thing Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only [...]

Orlando College Counselor | When should you cut off your children? | New Study: College Grads On Their Own

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When should you cut off your children? With rising gas prices and unemployment at an all time high, many parents are making the decision to financially "cut off" their children. A recent study by MetLife surveyed three generations to determine the appropriate time to allow adult children to fly on their own. The new study [...]