Teenager

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 class?
• Raise my hand
• Let other’s answer the questions before

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

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

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

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

Orlando Teen Counselor on 4 Warning Signs of an Abusive Teen Relationship

Orlando Teen Counselor on 4 Warning Signs of an Abusive Teen Relationship

Having a teen dating in today’s world is quite a challenge! Because so many teens are accepting some level of abuse as “normal” in relationships, knowing the warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship become critical.

1. Relationship becomes very serious quickly
This is probably what

By |December 2nd, 2008|Blog, Couples, Dating, Relationships, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

7 Steps to Help Parents Who Are Clueless About Cyber Technology in Teen Dating Abuse

Having a teen dating is a big enough challenge without worrying about their internet and cell phone connections! However, in today’s relationships, land lines are a thing of the past and parents are unaware of whom their teen is communicating with. MySpace, other social networking sites, and texting, all remove the parent’s awareness of what

By |November 11th, 2008|Blog, Dating, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

Cyberbullying: Technology as a Weapon of Teen Abuse

Teens use technology as a way of stalking, abusing, and blackmailing others. In most relationships, Instant Messaging, texting, and social networking places such as My Space are convenient ways to communicate. But in a growing number of teen relationships, technology is being used as a potent weapon against one another. For example, if either the

By |November 5th, 2008|Blog, Cyber Bullying, Teens|0 Comments