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Family Counseling Athens AL

Family counseling helps family members to resolve conflicts and solve communication problems. Families in counseling work to resolve issues and function better as a family unit. Read on to lean more and to find licensed family therapists in Athens, AL who provide family therapy.

Maureen Chemsak
(256) 772-7900
Madison, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Career Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Christie Widger
(256) 655-6762
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Family Support Services Llc
(256) 340-9233
1608 4th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Association In Morgan County
(256) 353-1160
207 Commerce Cir Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Hammers Corkey Lpc
(256) 355-7977
2042 Beltline Rd Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Christy Jacob
(256) 716-0811
Huntsville, AL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Riverside Counseling And Consulting Pc
(256) 340-0300
401 Grant St Se
Decatur, AL
 
Center For Attachment & Family Development
(256) 353-8528
1409 Kathy Ln Sw
Decatur, AL
 
Mental Health Center Of North Central Alabama
(256) 355-6105
1316 Somerville Rd Se
Decatur, AL
 
Enrichment Center
(256) 341-0811
224 2nd Ave Se Ste 1
Decatur, AL
 

Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

Parenting advice tips for spending more time talking to your kids

John Thompson
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Talking to a teenager can be difficult, although experts say itA recent British study has found that children who spend the most time with their dads are happier than kids who have less face time with their fathers.

According to the NY Daily News, researchers from the Children's Society in Great Britain found that kids' happiness is linked to how much time they spend talking to their dads. Kids who chat with their fathers "most days" rated their overall happiness at 87 out of 100, while kids who "rarely" talk to their dads rated themselves a 79 on the happiness scale.

While the teen years can be especially difficult for parents trying to keep the lines of communication open with their sons and daughters, researchers say the study indicates the importance of talking with teens since it affects their relationships later in life.

Fathers may want to consider some parenting advice for effectively communicating with their teens, according to PsychCentral.com:

1. Be a good listener.
2. Respect your child's privacy.
3. Give him or her increasing independence.
4. Schedule times to talk about mundane topics, such as homework.
5. Focus on the positives before offering constructive criticism.

As for things to avoid when it comes to talking to teenagers, experts say don't nag or lecture them, and remember to keep confidences secret to ensure they'll keep confiding in you.
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