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Hugs Banned in Portland Oregon Middle School | Daily Buzz | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

By |March 27th, 2010|

Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

How close is too close? A middle school in Portland, Oregon shocked the nation when the principal banned “hugging!” USA Today highlighted the ban on hugs and stated that there is a national trend in setting restrictions on disorderly and troublesome conduct in public schools. So, the question still remains, “how close

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Are Girls Meaner Than Boys | Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

By |March 23rd, 2010|

Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

Can’t we all just get along? The answer seems to be, “no,” especially among adolescent girls. We have all heard that girls are meaner than boys, but some studies report that girls are simply more “aggressive” indirectly. Psychiatrists call it “indirect aggression.”

What is indirect aggression?

Indirect aggression is also called “social” aggression. When

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Orlando Child Counselor offers Tips to Relieve the First Day Back to School Nerves

By |September 3rd, 2009|

For most students there is the fear of the unknown when going back to school.

Will my teacher(s) like me?
Will I make friends or what do I say to make friends
Will my classmates like me?
Will I have a lot of homework?
Can I make it on time to my classes?
What do I wear the first day?
Will I

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Orlando Career Coach on 10 Tips to De-Stress Your College Life

By |August 29th, 2009|

I was speaking with an old college friend the other day who was talking about her daughter going off to college for the first time and how she was worried about her. Her daughter was afraid of how she would do in school and if she would have a social life. I hear so many

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Orlando Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

By |July 29th, 2009|

Orlando Teen Counselor gives a few Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

What is their goal today?
• To learn
• Be polite
• Greet and affirm the teacher
• Greet and affirm my classmates – Make Peer Feel Like a Million Bucks
• Stay focused
• Stay out of trouble What are you supposed to do in

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Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

By |August 1st, 2008|

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens.

First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies.
Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a firm