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Parenting Coach Athens AL

Local resource for parenting coaches in Athens. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to advice on parenting skills, personalized parenting support, parenting plan implementation, early childhood parenting guidance, and family problems solutions, as well as advice and content on parental education.

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

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

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
 
Bma-Behavioral Mod & Assoc
(256) 353-7073
1024 6th Ave Se
Decatur, AL
 
Enrichment Center
(256) 341-0811
224 2nd Ave Se Ste 1
Decatur, AL
 

5 tips to stop the whining

5 tips to stop the whining


Experts say kids whine to get their parents attentionAs fathers, we're all united in one simple fact: whining can grate on your nerves unlike anything else. Even the best, most attentive parents have whiny kids, at least some of the time.

Experts say kids use the high-pitched, nasally tone parents call whining to get attention and get what they want.

"Whining gets the parent's attention," pediatrician Dr. Laurel Schultz told WebMD. "A high-pitched whine is effective because a parent can't not attend to it."

While some dads may give in to their kids' whining simply to make it stop, there are a few parenting advice tips to put an end to it for good:

1. Whine back. By responding to whining by whining yourself, your kids will realize how it silly it sounds.

2. Tell them you don't understand what they're saying. Ask them (calmly!) to use a normal voice to get what they want and only respond when they do.

3. Ignore them. This may cause the whining to continue for a few minutes longer, but it will also send the message that you will not acknowledge whining.

4. Avoid a negative reaction. Showing them how much the whining annoys you won't make it stop any quicker. Instead, try something like talking in a calm voice or covering your ears with a smile on your face to bring their attention to the problem.

5. Don't give in. While it's tempting to give your child what he or she wants, doing so will only enforce the belief that whini...

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