Monthly Archives: March 2011

Question: My daughter is still getting bullied after I went to the school administration. What do I do?

Answer:   Sadly, a lot of schools either downplay bullying or outright deny it.  The reason a school will deny or trivialize the seriousness of a bullying incident is because if they admit they have a bullying problem they feel they will be looked at as not doing their jobs.  It is actually the opposite.  By […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Radio with Retired NYC Detective Tom Frey

Today’s guest will be 20 year retired NYC detective Tom Frey owner of the Cigar Shoppe on New Haven avenue and the gift shop at the Melbourne Beach Hilton hotel.  Tom is a big believer in helping today’s kids.  Tom sees the big problem of Florida kids to be “pills”.  The show will be easy […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Program DVD

Millions of troubled teens and young adults are involved in substance abuse, gangs, or other destructive behaviors.  Many suffer from depression, ADHD, or eating disorders.  Some are out of control.   These troubled teens and young adults are ‘at risk’ of losing their future.  It can be very difficult for a parent to prevent their teen […] Read the Rest…

New Review from Palm Bay Suicide Prevention

“You stayed positive throughout the entire DVD and guided the viewer to find positive, legal activities and to think seriously about their choices before making them.” –Deborah O’Keefe, Palm Bay Suicide Prevention

Daughter is being bullied …

Question: Larry, my daughter is being bullied at our elementary school.  We have talked to the school officials and it seems they just don’t have the expertise to handle this type of thing – what can you do to help parents and schools with this issue? Answer:  Most schools have some kind of bullying program […] Read the Rest…

Question: How important are youth activities with regards to keeping kids out of trouble?

Answer:  All activities involving families and structure are good for helping kids stay out of trouble and also grow in life.  Most areas have boy scouts, youth football, baseball, or any other athletic activity.  The key is to find out what your child wants and then try to accommodate.  Most parents want a child to […] Read the Rest…

Palm Bay Rockets Football Saving Young People Everyday

I had the great pleasure of meeting Reuben and LaShawn Wooten from the Palm Bay Rockets football league Saturday at Palm Bay high school football field.  Reuben is the Director of the league and wears a ton of hats; from director, promoter and right down to announcer at the games. I first met Reuben at […] Read the Rest…

Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 – Huge Success

The First Annual Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 hosted by the Broken Barrel Tavern in Palm Bay Florida was a huge success.  All the profits from this event are going to the Reality Check Foundation to help low to moderate income families get a Reality Check.  Larry Lawton of Lawton911 and the Reality Check Program want […] Read the Rest…

New column “Ask Larry” featured in Florida Rockstar Magazine

Larry Lawton, President and Founder of Lawton911 and the Reality Check Program, has agreed to be a monthly columnist for Florida Rockstar Magazine.  Larry will have a column called “Ask Larry”.  The column will be questions relating to teen issues. Florida Rockstar magazine is a high-end magazine free to the

Former Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Convicted of Federal Civil Rights Charges in Prison Abuse Case

READ DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPORT BELOW Sadly, this is not uncommon.  As a man who was abused by guards in prison, this didn’t shock me.  When people are given power over others and not properly trained and supervised abuses will happen.  It is inevitable. One of the things we do at Lawton911 is work with the […] Read the Rest…