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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help. Check below for related information, products and services.

Mrs. Nicole Alvarez
Prime Counseling, LLC
(973) 235-1107
187 Washington Ave. Suite 2C
Nutley, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Jose Perez
Jose M. Perez, MA, LMFT
(973) 900-0005
311 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in New Jersey
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Diane Stanley
Diane Stanley, LCSW, LLC
(908) 334-7206
2143 Morris Ave. Suite 4
Union, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LCADC
Licensed in New Jersey
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Fern Kopakin
Fern M. Kopakin, MSW, LCSW, BCD
(201) 892-9027
659 Eagle Rock Avenue Suite 24
West Orange, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New Jersey
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Janet Hoffer
Janet S. Hoffer, MSW, LCSW
(973) 736-7377
38 Fairway Avenue
West Orange, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Joseph Chan
(973) 202-1421
85 Park Street
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Melani Levine
(917) 881-1959
460 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 305
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Or
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Barbara Holton
Barbara A. Holton, LCSW
(973) 783-8313
103 Park Street Suite 4
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disa
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Phoebe Farber
(917) 353-5965
49 park Street
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in New Jersey
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Stress, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Angela DeCandia-Presuto
(973) 444-0021
311 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiri
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Stay Healthy with Enough Exercise

5 tips to help your kids stay healthy with enough exercise

James Dunsford

Making exercise a family affair can ensure kids get enough to stay healthyThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids aged 6 to 17 get at least one hour of physical activity - a.k.a. exercise - each day. Whether your child is a bit of a couch potato or just has a hard time devoting 60 minutes to exercise each day, there are ways dads can help.

1. Let kids choose their exercise. Try things like dance classes, martial arts, swimming, biking, hiking and sports teams to determine what activities will keep your kids motivated.

2. Break up the hour into more manageable time frames. Encourage them to play a game of kickball in the morning, ride their bikes in the afternoon and take a walk together in the evening. Twenty minutes each time will add up to an hour without feeling overwhelming.

3. Set a good example. As with many parenting obstacles, the best way to get kids to do what you want them to is to do it yourself. So, get active and in shape for yourself as well!

4. Encourage "some" video game use. While sitting in front of a screen with a bowl of chips by their side won't encourage physical activity, some "active-play" video games, like the Nintendo Wii, can keep your kids moving.

5. Exercise together. Plan outings and activities that will help the whole family stay active. Pack a picnic lunch and hike into the woods to find the perfect spot, ride bikes together, or enlis...

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