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Parenting Coach Portage IN

Local resource for parenting coaches in Portage. 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.

Mrs. Michelle Batacan Alexander
Michelle Batacan, LCSW
(219) 877-8921
450 St. John Rd. Suite 301-128
Michigan City, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Jean Lubeckis
(219) 464-9495
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Diann C Binns
(219) 293-8364
2005 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Self Esteem, Divorce
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ryan Parsons-Rozycki
(219) 989-2366
Hammond, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Crisis Center Hotline
(800) 519-0469
PO Box 212
Gary, IN
 
Marjorie Jones
(219) 718-8662
Hobart, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Holly Lynn Simpson
(219) 462-9000
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cheryl Kaper
(219) 462-6109
Valparaiso, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melanie C Benes
(708) 371-1880
Schererville, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jennifer Hobbs, PhD, LMHC
(219) 921-5818
PO BOX 297
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Individual, Child, & Family Therapy

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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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