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

“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 [...]

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, & Suicide Pacts | 3 Tips to help Parents Understand Bullying

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, and Suicide/3 Tips to Help Parents Understand Bullying Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Indirect Aggression may provoke adolescents to suicide if not addressed in time. On April 16, 2011, a slumber party in Minnesota became national news [...]

Jamey Rodemeyer Bullied Even After He Died | Orlando Bullying Counselor gives 12 Cyberbullying & Bullying Tips

Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead in his yard September 18, 2011.  Over the past year his mother reports he was questioning his sexuality.  He was a victim of gay bashing, hateful slurs, and bullied at school and online through [...]

5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction New Diagnosis | Fox 35 Orlando Expert Counselor

Orlando Video Gaming Electronics Counselor Expert Interviewed by Fox 35 to Discuss Ways to Help! 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction "It is just a game!”  Is this a common [...]

5 Essentials for Strong Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month and just as "April showers" produce beautiful "May flowers"…Life’s painful tears can produce beautiful healing and growth through regular "Mental Health Check-ups." We all have a doctor we see regularly for annual physicals and [...]

FACEBOOK, HOOKING-UP & STI’s | Dallas Young Adult Counselor | SOCIAL NETWORKS INCREASE SEXUAL ACCESS

FACEBOOK, HOOKING-UP & STI's | SOCIAL NETWORKS INCREASE SEXUAL ACCESS Everyone knows that SEX sells! At least that’s what most advertisers believe. For many years, various media avenues have become vehicles to sell everything from toothpaste to sneakers. With the [...]

Orlando Family Counselor | 4 Fathering Tips for the School Year | Connecting with your Son |Fox 35 Interview

Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him.  With these challenges comes both stress and excitement.  Do you remember your first day of class?  Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep.  The [...]

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies | 7 Tips for Parents | Dallas Counselor

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents Could your toddler be a bully-in-training? Television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras show preschool aged girls hitting and bullying each other and their parents. Behavior [...]

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens. First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for [...]

Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | Lindsey Lohan Arrested Again | Orlando Family Counselor 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS!

Lindsey Lohan Article-Arrested Again | Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | | 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS! | Jada Collins, MS, Counseling Teens Orlando, Lake Mary and Clermont Florida Rich, beautiful, talented and OUT-OF-CONTROL! According to police, Lindsey Lohan was [...]

Orlando Counselor | 4 Tips to Reduce Social Bullying | Whitney Kropp | Lindsay Lohan | Mean Girls

The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is [...]

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Orlando Family Therapist | 4 Tips for Parents

Scrabble Tournament Cheating | Why Children Cheat | Tips for Parents When the NY Times ran the story about the 13-year-old Scrabble player cheated in the National Scrabble Championship, the nation immediately asked the question, “What would cause a child [...]

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | Orlando Counselor Bully Tips for Parents

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, [...]

Toddlers & Tiaras | Healthy or Harmful? | Orlando Family Counselor | Are Moms Living Vicariously through their Daughters?

Toddlers & Tiaras | Moms living vicariously through their daughters | Healthy or Harmful? TLC’s hit show Toddlers & Tiaras showcases the real life drama of beauty pageants and the behind the scenes chaos. Temper tantrums, explosive arguments and competitive [...]

Bully Movie Documentary 2012 should your Child See It? | Orlando Counselor on 3 Quick Tips for Parents of Victims | CBS 6

The Bully Movie Documentary was rated R because of cursing, aggression and themes of suicide! So should your middle schooler or high school student see it. From the reviews and information about the movie it is following students that are [...]

Tips for Parents if your child is Bullied | Fox 35 Interviews Orlando Bully Expert Jim West | Toccara Daniels

March 2011 - Broward County officials reported a Florida mother confronted her son's bully by going on the school bus.  Twenty-seven-year-old Toccara Daniels was arrested and charged with burglary, assault and battery and child abuse. Police reported that after hearing [...]

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, [...]

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

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 [...]

Teaching Leadership to learn Social Skills in Orlando | ADHD & ASD Counseling Orlando Expert Jim West

Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West teachers Leadership to students to learn Social Skills Have you ever seen a Leader without Followers? "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be [...]

Middle School Transition Tips | My Elementary Student is Going to Middle School | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist “The thing I remember most about middle school was how tough it was. You're not quite an adult, but you're not a kid anymore.” Jen Walters” It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our [...]

Orlando Anti-Bullying Counselor offers Parents, Schools and Student Tips | Seung-Hui Cho

Seung-Hui Cho was bullied by fellow high school students who mocked his shyness and the strange way he talked, according to classmates. He probably heard “Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!” over and over again. "Sorry" a word forced under pressure in schools [...]