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Are Girls Meaner Than Boys | Orlando Bully Counselor Therapist

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

Orlando Teen Addictions Counselor on 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

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

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

By |January 11th, 2010|Blog, Children, Dating, Family, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Orlando ODD Defiant Teen Counselor on The 4 Avoidable & 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 Teen Counselor on Quick Tips for Transitioning into Middle School

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

By |July 29th, 2009|Blog, Children, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

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

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 do

By |May 12th, 2009|Adults, Blog, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments