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Activities for Kids Rockford IL

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.

Mary Gurney
(815) 398-2877
Rockford, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Roseanne Oppmann
(815) 519-3106
Rockford, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

DR. FRANK CUSHING
(815) 968-8133
2823 Glenwood Avenue
Rockford, IL
 
Patrick Littlejohn
(815) 298-4641
Belvidere, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brynwood Cunseling
(815) 979-3440
6072 Brynwood Dr Ste 105
Rockford, IL

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Cara Kimble
(815) 986-1947
Rockford, IL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Eileen McCarten
(815) 219-4998
3703 N Main St
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Northern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Relationship Resource Center
(815) 216-5375
Relationship Resource Center8022 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Sex Therapy, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nebraska
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Patrick C Littlejohn, MA, NCC, LCPC
(815) 298-4641
404 S. State
Belvidere, IL
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Elderly Persons Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders
Gender
Male
Education
I have a Master of Arts degree in community counseling from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. I have extensive experience working with youth and families, in residential treatment and in outpatient settings. I have especially studied abuse issues.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Family Living Center

Logan Counseling
(815) 484-0946
7124 Windsor Lakes Pkwy.
Loves Park, IL
Hours
Call to schedule.

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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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