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7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress

“Reducing Stress from Tests!”

“I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!”

February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists across […]

By |February 21st, 2011|ADHD, Anxiety, Blog, Children, Jim West, Parenting, Teens, Treatment Alternatives|0 Comments

Is Facecrack Making You Depressed? | 3 Tips For Coping with Facebook Depression

Do you spend hours of your day looking over the status updates of your Facebook friends?  How do you feel after reading these updates?  A recent study done by Jordan (2011) from the Stanford University in California shows that Facebook can make us feel sadder and lonelier.  Using college students in his research, Jordan […]

By |February 9th, 2011|Adults, Blog, Depression, Updates|0 Comments

5 Tips for Coping with Sudden Loss: Boone High School Fatal Accident

Six friends, all current or former Boone High School students swerved off the road yesterday resulting in the deaths of Laura Grant, 17 and her boyfriend Eddie Culbehouse, 19.  Elizabeth Harrison, 18, was critically injured.  Also surviving the crash is Elizabeth’s boyfriend Hershall “Billy” Keeton, age 19, and Connor Geis and Alisa Pelot, both […]

By |February 7th, 2011|Alcohol, Drug, EMDR, Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Teens|0 Comments

“Do as I Say Not As I Do” | 4 Tips to Raising Healthy Kids

“You let me stay up past my bedtime last night so why can’t I do it tonight?!” “It’s not fair! I just want 10 more minutes on the computer and you let Susie have more time so why can’t I have more time!”

Do you have children that drain the energy out of you? Do […]

5 Tips for Success in Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Just Because You Haven’t, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t!

Just because you haven’t kept New Year’s Resolutions in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t keep them in 2011!  Resolution means we are “resolving to change” and Change is difficult!

Don’t beat yourself up about the past and start out 2011 with the attitude that you can be […]

Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students

“If you say that one more time I am going to slap you” and as this mother was telling me the story, I immediately knew the outcome as she recalls the story over the weekend in a restaurant. Whenever a threat is made between a parent and Oppositional student it’s like issuing a challenge […]