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Parenting Classes Crestwood KY

Parenthood can be an overwhelming prospect, and can put you in unfamiliar territory without steady footing. Attending parenting classes is a great, informative way to build your confidence as a parent and meet others with similar concerns or helpful advice. Check below for related information, products and services.

Ms. Dona Airey
Anodon, Inc Dona J. Airey
(502) 420-9911
Transforming Within 408 Virginia Ave.
Louisville, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,
Licensed in Kentucky
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagno
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Elizabeth Gorman
(502) 429-0420
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dona Joy Airey, LCSW
(502) 420-9911
408 Virginia Ave,Bldg. B
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Anodon Inc

Erika Paramore
(502) 851-4402
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Monica Lynn Hurt
(502) 509-1179
Pathways Behavioral Health, PLLC4934 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Louisville of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jane Gainer
(502) 245-7258
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Ilene Crysler Bosscher
(502) 215-3126
Advanced Solutions Counseling and Play Therapy Cen1313 Lyndon Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Play Therapy, Depression, Divorce
Qualification
School: The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Rick Ennis, LCSW, LMFT, MSSW
(502) 429-0876
7410 hwy 146,New LaGrange Rd, Suite 300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Dual certification in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. Certified in EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. Approved Supervisor for AAMFT and Ky Board of Social Work.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
All About Families, PLLC

Mr. Vern Rickert
(502) 233-2275
Vern Rickert Counseling17501 Fisherville Woods Drive
Fisherville, KY
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Susan Callen
(502) 233-2997
2327 Lime Kiln Road, Louisville, Ky2327 Lime Kiln Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ValueOptions

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Baby Sign Language, How to Interact with Baby in Sign Language

How to Interact With Your Baby

Do you think that your baby is too young for you to enjoy interacting with him? Think again. There is a lot you can do, using  baby sign language , that will be fun for both of you. Additionally, it will also have a beneficial effect on your baby's development.

  • Talk to your baby. Identify the different sounds and gestures particular to your baby. Try to interpret these gestures to understand what your baby is telling you. You may want to research baby sign language training for you and your baby if you're interested in this mode of communication.

  • Smile and coo at your baby. Your baby will soon learn to smile and coo back at you. This is not just a game-it is a form of baby sign language that will teach your baby about a two-way conversation.

  • While changing, bathing, or feeding, tell the baby what you are doing. This way your baby will learn to associate your speech with the action you are performing.

  • Give your baby different things to hold in his hand, like a rattle, a wad of cotton, a handkerchief, or a piece of paper. Infants enjoy finding out the properties of different objects. For instance, they learn to shake a rattle to produce sound, or crumple a piece of paper and straighten it out again.

  • Encourage your baby to look at you and imitate what you are doing. This is also similar to using baby sign language. Your baby will soon learn to put on a cap, pull off socks,...

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Parenting Styles, Articles on Effective Parenting Style

Choose Your Parenting Style

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Your parenting style is likely to impact the way your child grows up. Being responsive to your children, and at the same time, setting clear rules and limits, is crucial for you as a parent. Based on this, four main styles of parenting have been identified:

  • "Just do it or else" - Some parents adopt a highly authoritarian, dictatorial style. They expect children to obey orders without questioning. Rules are well defined in such households and breaking them usually invites punishment. Such a system is typical of societies where little change is expected and deviance from normal behavior can be costly such as a rural or agrarian society.

  • "A no means a no" - Some parents are firm, assertive, and authoritative without being authoritarian. They set clear rules, and are firm about discipline without using harsh punishment. Children in such homes are expected to be socially responsible.

  • "Do anything you want" - Parents with this style believe in the permissive or indulgent approach. They do not demand responsible behavior and avoid confrontation with their children. Several parents in the 50s and 60s adopted this style.

  • "I don't care what you do" - Few parents remain uninvolved in their children's lives, which in few cases, borders on neglect.

Typically, most parents are variations or combinations of the above four styles.

There is no "right" or "wrong" parenting style though we all have prejudices on what we think works best based on our own experience and values.  Research, however, has shown the effects of various parenting styles on children:

  • Children that have grown up in authoritarian settings, tend to show average performance in school but lack spontaneity, effective social skills, and self-confidence.

  • Childre...

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Top Five Ways in which Dads are Different - Introduction

Top Five Ways in which Dads are Different: Introduction

Dads Are Important for the Integral Development of Kids

Research has revealed that interactions with a father are as important as interactions with a mother in a child's integral development.

A father's influence starts to be important from very early on. One study, conducted in Germany, showed that dads who interacted with their kids in sensitive, supportive, and challenging ways, starting from the age of two, continued to have a good rapport with them through their teen years.

Dad is important to a baby's social development 5, 10, and 20 years down the line. Researchers found that kids less attached to their dads at age 5 were more anxious, withdrawn, and less self-confident at age 9. This resulted in lower acceptance by peers and made them less well adjusted at school.

Another study revealed that kids from families where dads work together with children on household chores, proved to be better adjusted and more socially aware. This provides a win-win situation for dads, moms, and kids. It might interest sex-deprived dads that this same research also found that dads who did more housework fared better in their sex lives with their wives.

How Are Dads Different from Moms?

In our culture, mom is looked upon as the expert in child rearing, because she usually is the one to stay home with the baby and takes a more natural intense interest in the baby due to her specific personal experience. Moms and grandmothers often patronize fathers about their role ("isn't that cute how he tries to change the diaper") or worse, criticize dads outright for their approach to parenting. It's very important for couples working as a team to understand that yet again, Mars and Venus look at their roles as parents differently. One is not better than the other. In fact, research has revealed that kids develop more completely when the parenting styles of dads and moms c...

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