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High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career. Student Fears – [...]

Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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Going from "Idol to Idiot" in the eyes of their Middle Schooler! It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too often it is with our regret that we have not prepared them for this [...]

5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options | Orlando Counselor Therapist

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West answers 5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms and Alternative Treatments to Medication "You need to put your kids on Ritalin!" "You do not discipline your kids enough!" "He never comes to class prepared!" "Why don't you make her do her homework!" "He's all over the classroom!" "She's is a daze [...]

Tips if you Suspect Developmental Delay in Your Child | Orlando Social Skills Counseling Services

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Rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking, cooing, speaking; these are just some of the basic developmental milestones we expect our young children to reach. When we suspect one or more of these is delayed, what do we do? Where do we turn? In Orange County, Florida, before a child is three years old, one can turn [...]

Middle School Transition Tips | My Elementary Student is Going to Middle School | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist “The thing I remember most about middle school was how tough it was. You're not quite an adult, but you're not a kid anymore.” Jen Walters” It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own [...]

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

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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 [...]