Parenting

What You Need To Know: YouTube & Self-Harming | Orlando Teen Counseling

This week, I was brainstorming on what to write for the Orlando Teen Counseling| Life Counseling Solutions blog. I decided I wanted to find an inspirational video on YouTube about cutting and expand on that. Unfortunately, instead, I came across some disturbing videos about teens and self-harming. Because I have worked with many teens that self-harm, I have heard stories about

“Her Story” Orlando Infertility Counseling

Orlando Infertility Counseling with Life Counseling Solutions highlights an Orlando woman who is stepping out as an advocate and writing about “Her Story”.  She is a voice for other women who are feeling alone and struggling with infertility. “Her Story”  When my husband and I started trying to get pregnant, we just assumed it would happen naturally and quickly…the way

Trash Talking Your Ex:The Long Term Emotional Impact For Children

There is an old saying “There is a fine line between love and hate.” You understand this now.  You never thought you would be so confused, full of anger and overwhelmed by feelings.  Being a divorcee and co-parenting never crossed your mind. You are hurt, angry and trash talking your ex. You try to not to say anything in front

Flight Of A Mom With a Special Needs Child, Orlando Women’s Counseling

Flight Of A Mom With A Special Needs Child   When we are about to take off on a flight, the flight attendants instruct us about our seat belts, emergency exits and oxygen masks. Few of us pay attention.  We are busy settling a baby, telling our kids not to kick the seat in front of you and

Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando/Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Help, Orlando Women's Issue Counselor .  How to tell if a A Mother  Might Need Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety in Orlando. 1. She may feel anxious or panicky. 2. She has physical problems such as chest pain, racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in hands or feet, tingling sensations, nausea or upset

5 Ways To Thrive In New School Transition

How can parents and students thrive in a new school environment?  A new school environment can be a result of a student going from middle school to high school, or the entire family relocating to a different state.  Today, and especially in Central Florida, there are many schools that parents can choose from for their children.  If your child is

Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression? | Orlando Women’s Counseling

Postpartum Depression? Sarasota Murder-Suicide, Postpartum Depression?  Police: Mom shoots baby, then herself in Sarasota murder-suicide.   This weekend a devastating and very sad story aired on the Orlando news.  The city of Sarasota needlessly lost a mother and baby.  This story impacts us greatly at Orlando Women’s Counseling as we work with women who have suffered from Postpartum

New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety? Orlando Women’s Counseling

Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  New Mom Jitters or Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?  "I’ve heard of Postpartum Depression but what is Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety?" "How can I tell if my Anxiety is something to be concerned about or if it is New Mom Jitters?"   15- 20% of women experience Postpartum Anxiety and Depression (PSI, 2010).  But did

Stressed Out Mama! Orlando Women’s Counseling

      Stressed Out Mama! Summer’s over and now I am hitting the ground earlier, getting breakfast together with one eye open, making lunches, backpacks stocked, thinking about work and dragging sleep drunk kids out of bed. I barely get a swig of coffee before I tear out the door with two rowdy kids in tow. The

5 Tips To Help Children In A Successful School Year

In many cases children, especially teenagers, need support, encouragement, and accountability when it comes to their school work. Orlando Family Counseling can help you and your family by providing the right tools to get your family moving in the right direction! Keep in mind that in two-parent households, parents should work together as a team in all aspects of parenting.