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Orlando Teen Addictions Counselor on Private Drugs in Private Schools

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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 [...]

Orlando Child Teen Counselor on When to Talk to Your Kids about Sex | HPV Vaccine for Children

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Psychologists used to recommend talking about sex a year before puberty, but now children on average are exposed to pornography at age 8 due to the internet and pop ups. So families are scrambling about how to talk to an 8 or 9 year old about sex. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and the [...]

Orlando ODD Defiant Teen Counselor on The 4 Avoidable & Parenting the Difficult Defiant Child

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*'!#$ 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 [...]

Orlando Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

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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 [...]

Orlando Teen Expert Counselor on Parenting Tips to Deal with Sexting Teens

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Parenting Tips to Deal with Sexting Teens | Orlando Teen Expert Counselor A friend of mine was complaining about how her teenage children are always texting instead of speaking with one another and was horrified to find out her daughter had just received a picture of a male penis. She was horrified that anyone would [...]

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

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Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor comments on recent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Study 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 [...]