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Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips

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 fight.

Private Drugs in Private Schools

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate in

By |January 28th, 2010|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Drug, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

The 4 Avoidable "T’s": Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

*’!#$ you mom said Anthony at the restaurant with his family. Jackie, his mother responds “Don’t you talk to me like that and if you say that one more time I will slap you!” I knew when Jackie was telling me this story what Anthony was going to do. Anthony cursed again and Jackie in

By |October 16th, 2009|Anger, Blog, Children, Defiance, Family, Parenting, Resolve Conflict, Teens|0 Comments

Orlando Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

Orlando Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

The “war against drugs” in the schools is succeeding! The 2008 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey reported that every area of substance abuse declined from 2000-2008, with the exception of marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. Binge drinking (5 or more drinks in a

By |March 3rd, 2009|Alcohol, Blog, Drug, 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 illegal

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

Alcohol & Risky Teen & College Student Behavior

There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture links popularity with the ability to party. They also tend to regard the

By |January 2nd, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments