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Babies, and children younger than two years of age, often express preference for the mom over the dad. However, this changes between the ages of two and four when children start to look upon the dad as a partner in play. Young boys, especially, look upon their dads as heroes and try to imitate the way they talk, dress, and act. Check below for related information, products and services.

Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Janet Chen
(801) 597-3918
12465 S. Fort Street Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided By:
Mr David O. Williams, LPC
(801) 960-5388
313 East 1200 S.,Suite #101
Orem, UT
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Brigham Young University, 1997.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Choosing Joy!

Dr. Linda Quinton-Burr
(801) 335-4840
Conscious Living3210 North Canyon Road
Provo, UT
Specialties
Addiction, Divorce, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
School: U of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$70 - $150

William Erb
(801) 863-8972
Orem, UT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Steven Chen
Management Systems
(801) 718-1609
12465 South Fort Street, Suite 230
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Utah
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Ob
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ronald Jensen, LCSW
(801) 598-3417
650 North 200 West,AND 6138 South 380 West, Salt Lake City
American Fork, UT
Specialties
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
Gender
Male
Education
University of Utah
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
BRIGHTER FUTURES, INC.

Aimee Francom
(801) 404-3069
Orem, UT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
ASL : American Sign Language

Jason King
(801) 623-4770
Provo, UT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Howard Ray Wagstaff
(801) 372-8409
Lehi, UT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Father and Son Relationship

Father and Son Bonding

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Babies, and children younger than two years of age, often express preference for the mom over the dad. However, this changes between the ages of two and four when children start to look upon the dad as a partner in play. Young boys, especially, look upon their dads as heroes and try to imitate the way they talk, dress, and act.

Here are some of the reasons for the father-son bond:

  • Shared empathy: If little boys enjoy special closeness with their fathers , part of the reason is the common biological identity that they share. This mutual identification results in the development of a strong empathy between them.

  • Role modeling: Dads play an important part in the development of their sons. The role of the father is, in fact, an important counterpart to the one played by the mother. Little boys look to their fathers for a representation of what 'manliness' means; this influence remains with them even as they grow up to become fathers themselves.

  • Nurturing and authority: Being called upon to assume the father's role is a challenge. It compels men to review and redefine who they are themselves. In this sense, sons influence their fathers, by inducing them to develop their own sense of caring, responsibility, and paternal authority.

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Parenting Advice, Compilation of Great Parenting Advice

Best Parenting Advice - Part I


Here is a compilation of all the great parenting advice that we received from readers over the years.

Parenting Advice #1: Lock your bedroom door.
Some people put a cowbell on their kids' door. Just don't count on hearing a knock before you hear the worst words, "daddy, what are you doing to mommy." A lock is very cheap insurance.

Parenting Advice #2: Take thousands and thousands of photos.
With digital that's easy to do. The trick is to edit them so that your computer isn't storing thousands and thousands of pictures. Garry Winogrand, the great 20th century black and white photographer died with 2500 rolls of undeveloped film. He shot and shot and his skill was in finding the diamonds in the rough. With kids, this is doubly important since they rarely sit still for perfect images. The more you shoot, the better chance you'll capture the real them.

Leave a loaded camera on the kitchen counter and be ready for every photo opportunity. The worst camera to have is the one you don't have with you when the perfect shot happens. Rather than buying a super-duper camera, the best dad photographers have a fairly cheap point and shoot camera that's small enough to keep in a pocket and always at the ready.

Parenting Advice #3: Learn how to juggle.
Juggling amazes small and even big children. It's something you can teach them later and it's a basic dad skill.
Parenting Advice #4: Kiss y...

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