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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.

Ms. Donna Southworth
Donna Southworth, LCSW
(615) 370-8473
7003 Chadwick Dr., Suite 152 P. O. Box 2371
Brentwood, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Lynn Nolan Husband
(615) 370-2885
Brentwood, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Carla Ponciroli Babb, EdS, LPC-MHSP
(615) 335-4751
213 Ward Circle, Suite 101
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I earned my Masters and Educational Specialist degrees simultaneously at James Madison University in Virginia. I have worked in the counseling field since 1998 and earned my License as a Professional Counselor in 2005.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Carla Babb, EdS, LPC-MHSP

Noah Zapf, M.A.
(662) 415-9370
213 Ward Circle,Suite 101
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Depression,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
I received my M.A. in Counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D in Clinical Counseling. I've received training in EFT, am a level 2 trained EMDR clinician, and am supervised by a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Maryland Farms Center For Counseling

Stephen Douglas Williams
(615) 406-1933
Brentwood, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Patricia Dean, LMFT, EMDR
(615) 438-3132
7101 Peach Court
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Eating Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
TN Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy (MMFT)Trevecca UniversityBS in Food & NutritionMichigan State UniversityEMDR II CertifiedPrepare-Enrich CertifiedEFT TrainedScreamFree Parenting Train
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Patricia Dean, LMFT

Michael Christian
(615) 604-6853
Brentwood, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maria Gaskill
(615) 778-1871
Brentwood, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Nancy J. Stott
(423) 716-6992
7003 Chadwick Drive
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Vanderbilt University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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