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9 Tips: How to Overcome Sex Addiction

January 12, 2017

Addictions of all kinds such as Sex Addiction, are unhealthy methods to dealing with emotions. It begins with a trigger that leads to increased tension, negative changes in thoughts, feelings, mood, and behaviors. Then the addict engages in high risk behaviors as a result of both internal and external conflicts. For the sex addict, the relapse to sex addiction begins…

10 Tips ~ How to Overcome Drug & Alcohol Addiction

January 05, 2017

Many people usually start out drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or smoking marijuana during social gatherings. When we engage in activities that make us feel good, we tend to develop urges and attempt to repeatedly experience that sense of euphoria as often as possible. This leads to cravings for more of the same substance, and often leads to being introduced to…

9 Tips for Parents ~ Talking to Teens about Drugs & Alcohol

December 29, 2016

Have you navigated “the talk” with your teen? Talking to teens about drugs and alcohol does not have to be difficult. Very often parents or caregivers tend to avoid sensitive subjects with their teenagers due to the discomfort and conflict it may create. However, the topics surrounding drugs and alcohol should never be taken lightly and always be confronted early…

9 Tips for Parents ~ Talking to Teens About Sexual Identity

December 22, 2016

The stage of adolescence involves discovering and developing sexuality and sexual identity. This includes sexual orientation, anatomy of one’s own body, as well as gender identity. When adolescents are transitioning and learning to associate with their own gender identity, they will also focus on the desired gender of their partner. It is crucial for parents to remain within a supportive…

9 Tips for Parents ~ Talking to Teens About Sex

December 15, 2016

Let’s be honest, the discussion about, sex, sexual intercourse and every other form of sexual contact with children is tough to manage. When becoming a parent, there is no manual or guide on how talk to teens or how  to direct children when it comes to the topic of Sex. Parents must count on their own life experiences, abilities to…

From Infancy to Teens: Good Communication Guidelines for Parents

December 08, 2016

How to maintain good communication with your child based on their developmental stage? From infancy until the toddler phase…. When your child is hitting his or her milestones in development, then you can use this information as a good communication guideline. From birth until 6 months old, your child will be able to varied emotional tones in you voice. From…

Bulimia: How to Identify Signs in Teens?

December 01, 2016

In order to diagnose an individual or teen with Bulimia Nervosa, one must struggle with his or her consumption of overeating excessive amounts of food. Do you think that your teenager is struggling with an eating disorder? Are you noticing abnormal emotional reactions toward food? Has your child shown signs of overeating and then expressed shame about it? Does your…

Binge Eating & The Holidays ~ Healthy Tips

November 23, 2016

Controlling Binge Eating During the Holidays can be Challenging. The holidays have become known as the season where everyone gets a free pass to eat as much as they want. However, for those of you who struggle with an eating disorder, like binge eating, it’s not that easy. This season for you becomes challenging as you are faced with guilt,…

ANOREXIA: Understanding the Facts & Signs in Adolescents

November 17, 2016

It is extremely difficult to identify behaviors of Anorexia Nervosa in our youth when adults are preoccupied with uncontrollable life stressors. Therefore, I am going to share with you the causes, symptoms, and the treatments for adolescent Anorexia. As a parent, you are most likely watching the behaviors of your child on a daily basis regardless of their age.  You…

10 Tips for Parents: How to Help Grieving Children or Teens?

November 10, 2016

Parenting is difficult, especially when your child is hurting from a tragic loss. How to help grieving children and teens can be challenging. Children grieve differently than adults. They tend to exhibit abnormal behaviors, such as violent play, verbally shut down, and often become easily irritated when attempting to interact. If your child begins to act out in self-destructive behaviors…