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

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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 [...]

Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students | Orlando Teen Counselor

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"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 and [...]

5 Tips For Extended Family Holiday Scheduling | Orlando Therapist

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Are you dreading the holidays?  Do you have to split holidays with more than two groups of relatives?  Do you feel you are traveling all over the place and resent holidays?  Are you a people pleaser and trying to make everyone family member happy? The movie "Four Christmases" is not just a funny movie, it's [...]

7 Coping Tips for the Chilean Miners | Orlando Trauma Grief and Loss Counselor

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Millions of people have been glued to their television sets for the past two days as the Chilean miners have been plucked from their mineshaft, one at a time. The world watched as this seemingly impossible rescue occurred. There was much hope, joy and excitement for the rescue of these men. Over the next few [...]

4 Simple Ways to Form Better Attachments with Your Children | Orlando Counselor

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Attachment is vital to a child and the caregiver's responsiveness to the child is paramount to securing that attachment. Attachment issues are very prevalent in our society today and can play out in a variety of ways. Things such as the fear of commitment, of being alone, trying to be loved, rebellion, and feeling inferior [...]

High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career. Student Fears – [...]