Parenting Classes Springville UT
Addiction, Divorce, Domestic Abuse
School: U of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
$70 - $150
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
National Certified Counselor
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
National Certified Counselor
ASL : American Sign Language
Pleasant Grove, UT
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brigham Young University, 1997.
American Fork, UT
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,OCD,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
University of Utah
BRIGHTER FUTURES, INC.
Credentials: BS, MAS, MSW, LCSW, QCSW
Licensed in Utah
12 Years of Experience
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religi
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)
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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...