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Protective or Overprotective: 3 Tips to Decrease Parental Fears | Fox 35 USA Today

“Mom, I just want to ride my bike around the block to visit Anna,” says 9 year old Sarah.  Thirty years ago Sarah could ride the bus or ride around the block and parents would not worry. Unfortunately, parents have always had many reasons to worry about the safety of their children.  Today, there is […]

4 Possible Reasons Why Lashandra Armstrong Drowned Her Children

Tuesday evening, in New York, Lashandra Armstrong, a mother of four young children drove her minivan into the Hudson river. Her 10 year old child managed to escape the sinking van while everyone else drowned.  This news is an incredibly heart wrenching and tragic story.
Questions on everyone’s mind is a mother go from loving and caring for her children one […]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park Florida.

“You’re a freak!” “Everyone thinks you are a loser!” Nobody likes you.” “If you died […]

Sex, Students, & Teachers! 10 Tips to Protect Your Child | Michelle Preston

10 Tips To Protect Your Child

A high school teacher having sex with a teenaged student is the hot topic this week. Once again, a female teacher is accused of seducing a young male student into a sexual relationship. Michelle Preston, a Shawnee Mission High School teacher allegedly established an inappropriate relationship with the student and […]

The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation

“It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?” Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive behaviors become popular online? Is it because we are a media driven culture? Although, it’s […]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress

“Reducing Stress from Tests!”

“I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!”

February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists across the […]

By |February 21st, 2011|ADHD, Anxiety, Blog, Children, Jim West, Parenting, Teens, Treatment Alternatives|0 Comments