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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.

Dr. Timothy Hoffman
Ambrosian Associates in Pastoral Counseling
(508) 885-6495
67 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Licensed in Massachusetts
39 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Personality
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Timothy C. Hoffman, Ph.D., B.C.C., D.A.P.A., L.M.F.T.
(508) 885-6495
67 Paxton Road
Spencer, MA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,OCD,Personality Disorders,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
La Salle University '87Ph.D., Counseling, Family TherapyHarvard Medical School '01CEU, PsychotherapyGeorgetown '95CEU, PsychopharmacologyWorcester State Hospital '75CCC, Pastoral CounselingCollege:St. Joseph's Abbey'67Theology/Philosophy
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Ambrosian Associates in Pastoral Counseling

Aaron Hoffman
(508) 864-2699
Spencer, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Mr. Mark Shelton
(508) 455-5036
30 Sever St
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Susan Lederer
Susan S. Lederer
(781) 646-4749
94 Pleasant Street Suite #3
Arlington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, L
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Marlene Heald
Marlene Heald, ACSW, LCSW
(860) 974-1047
493 Taft Pond Road
Pomfret Center, CT
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
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)

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Dr. Mitchell D. Gurk, Ph.D., BCPC, Diplomate - Am. Psychotherapy Assn.
508/885-3861
16 Hastings Rd.
Spencer, MA
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Eating Disorders,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,OCD
Gender
Male
Education
BS, Psychology, Penn State, 1969MA, Counseling and Guidance, Villanova U, 1974PhD, Counseling Psychology, Ed. Psych, U Conn, 1978Post-doctoral intership, Clinical Psychology, Portland OR, 1979Portland Academy of Hypnosis, 1979
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Mitchell D. Gurk, Ph.D., BCPC, Dipl. Am Psychth Assn.

Stuart Moskowitz
(508) 752-5880
Worcester, MA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jacqueline McLean Martino
(508) 928-5177
39 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Divorce, Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Jocelyn Bowman
Jocelyn Bowman, LICSW
(774) 722-0435
PO BX 386
Harwich, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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