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Facebook Posts Detect Alcohol Abuse in College Students | 4 Tips to Identify At-Risk Intoxication Dallas Counselor

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Over the past 10 years, Social media has significantly influenced our daily lives. Facebook and Twitter have become commonplace for dating, connecting, and socializing. Most recently, studies have shown an increase in college aged drinking, especially among male students. Social media has profoundly changed how we communicate, and it is now helping behavioral researchers identify [...]

Orlando Family Counselor | 4 Fathering Tips for the School Year | Connecting with your Son |Fox 35 Interview

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Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him.  With these challenges comes both stress and excitement.  Do you remember your first day of class?  Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep.  The first day is usually fun, with everyone running on adrenaline from seeing good friends after [...]

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 [...]

Dallas Teen Therapist Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School

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Tips for Changing Schools and Social Adjustment | Back to School Will I make friends as great as my old friends? Will I make friends at all? Who will I sit with at lunch? Will I connect with my teachers? Will my teachers like me? These questions are valid and parents can help resolve these [...]

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

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"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 [...]

Dallas Counselor | 6 Warning Signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?

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The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful. —PLATO There were close to 16 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with  beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people [...]