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Father’s Day Message To Dads

Father’s Day Message To Dads.

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Tips for College Freshmen

It’s that time of the year again when students of all ages are headed back to class, but for college freshmen, this time of year can be full of excitement and loads of anxiety that can send them packing back home or spinning into a dangerous cycle of poor choices. A few of the high …

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How Early Is Too Early To Implant Self-Consciousness Into A Child?

This morning as I watched Good Morning America I saw an interview with “Teen Mom” star, Farrah Abraham, talking about how she waxes her three year old daughter’s (Sophia) uni-brow. On her blog, sulia.com, Farrah, who is 20 years wrote: “Recently I could not ignore it, like I know I’ve seen madonna’s duaghter have a …

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Is It Okay To Use Different Academic Standards Based on a Students Race?

I was honestly shocked the other day when on the local news I saw a report that the Florida Board of Education, just passed a new race-based standards of academic acceptance which will affect all of the 2.6 million students that are in the state’s public school system. I was shocked because I don’t remember …

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Political Bullying: What Are We Modeling to Our Children?

As the political season heats up, I can’t help but to notice that the ads seem to get nastier and more personal, so much so that it takes me back to some of the countless meditations I’ve done with high school students and initially I couldn’t understand why, but then it hit me, these campaign ads are …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, A Brief Primer Part 1: Automatic Thoughts, Assumptions and Personal Schemas

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular forms of therapy used in the Western world. The premise behind CBT is that stressful states such as depression, anxiety and anger are often maintain or exacerbated by exaggerated or biased ways of thinking. The role of the therapist is to help the patient recognize his or her idiosyncratic style …

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Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas and A.N.T.S.

Recently I watched as Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas won two gold metals in the Olympics and made history by becoming not only the first African-American woman, but also the first woman of color to win the individual-all around in gymnastics. Remarkable feats for anyone, let alone a 16 year old. Being an African-American I was so …

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The Relationship Between Anger, Control and Fear

A lot of times when I am working with people with anger problems, I realize that two of the main sources of their anger come from either the need to control other people and fear. Anger and fear are part of our natural flight or flight responses. The problem is, we are genetically geared to …

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What is a Co-morbid Psychiatric Disorder?

A co-morbid psychiatric disorder is any disorder that co-occurs with another psychiatric disorder. Often times we see people as having one issue, when often the truth is they have more than one problem which complicates treatment and recovery. Recently I started seeing a young man who has both attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. This complicates …

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Originally posted on help4yourfamily:
Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It’s the middle of the summer.  Schedules are out of whack and ever-changing.  We have vacations and might be spending more meals on the go or out at restaurants.  Summer can be…

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