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Parenting Specialist Urbandale IA

Parenting specialists help parents implement parenting plans, develop parenting skills, and manage family conflicts. Read on to find parenting specialists in Urbandale that give access to parenting programs, advice on parenting styles, family crisises management, as well as advice and content on parent-child bonding.

Jessica Heidecker
(515) 274-9690
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

McCann, Diana Dougherty MA
(515) 255-3815
4715 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Erica Krolak
(515) 334-9484
Clive, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Families First Inc
(515) 280-3339
3811 38th St
Des Moines, IA

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Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic
(515) 254-1556
1201 63RD St
Des Moines, IA

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Kenya Randall
(515) 771-3672
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Amy Jo Murray
(515) 244-2267
Des Moines, IA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Randal David Reynolds
(515) 992-2064
4401 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Depression, Marriage Therapy, Parenting, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Soul-Net
(515) 255-5250
520 Polk Blvd
Des Moines, IA

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New Life Counseling
(515) 225-4006
1441 29th St Ste 300
Des Moines, IA

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21 Potty Training Tips

21 Potty Training Tips

By GreatDad Writers

The Potty Trainer

Potty training experts are everywhere. Whether family, friends, or books are providing you advice, realize there are different approaches that can be tried. An approach that works for one child may not work for another. Others can provide advice, but most likely you know what approach will work best for your child. There are several helpful guidelines (tips) that can be tried for each child when trying to potty train. These include:

  • Plan on at least 3 days if you are trying to achieve quicker results.
  • Arrange your activities and prepare a schedule that will allow you to be patient and consistent�avoid all distractions like going to the store, answering the phone, dealing with sibling issues.
  • Potty Monkey
  • Make sure spouse, grandparents and babysitters understand your method and plan.
  • Make your child feel they have some control over the process.
  • Be consistent with your approach and stay with the program unless you are convinced it is not working.
  • Know when to give up and try at a later time.
  • Offer lots of fluids so child will have to go more often.
  • Make going to the potty fun�place targets in the potty, decorate the potty, sing.
  • Praise and reward AND praise and reward progress.
  • �Throw a party� the first few times your child uses the potty.
  • Keep your child company while on the potty.
  • Start both boys and girls sitting down on the potty.
  • Make sure the clothing is easy fo...

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