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Parenting Support Groups Brentwood TN

Parenting support groups are helpful for parents to vent their frustrations about parenting and can help with child abuse prevention. There are also single parent support groups. Parenting support groups help parents who have children with behavior problems, oppositional defiance disorder, conduct disorder, ADHD, or other issues. Read on to learn more and to find parenting support groups in Brentwood, TN.

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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Ramona O Halverson
(615) 333-1366
Brentwood, TN
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Heather Hendrickson
(615) 654-6677
213 Ward Circle
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Addiction, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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Five Parenting Skills Necessary for New Dads


While being a dad may look daunting, unpleasant, demanding or frightening to the uninitiated, nothing can prepare you for how you'll feel when it's your baby. Before our first, my wife wanted to borrow someone else's baby for a weekend to "try it out."

Luckily, I nixed that idea or I'm afraid the experience would have kept us childless forever. Someone else's child is bratty, stinky, demanding, squawking, a noisy nuisance all of these things and sometimes at once. But your own is the little thing you're sworn to protect. So, given that your attitude changes when it's your baby, what parenting skills are most necessary?

Parenting skill 1: Patience
Probably the greatest parenting skill is the one that keeps you from screaming or throwing a baby across the room when he has been crying for a few hours straight. The good news is that being a dad puts a lot into perspective and places where you lost your cool before are easier to manage. Never downplay your own anxieties if you feel you can't control your emotions. Everyone has moments where they think they might lose it. If you think you are about to do something dangerous, call for help immediately.

Parenting skill 2: Sense of humor
Keep laughing through all of it and repeating that it's short and will end soon, and you'll be surprised at how quickly diaper changing becomes a mere memory. Parents who are able to laugh when their hands are knuckle deep in a diaper genie are better able to weather the stress of sleepless nights and the drudgery of feeding-wiping-washing-swaddling.

Parenting skill 3: Consistency
Despite how babies seem to rule the house from the moment you bring them home, they actually thrive on consistency in routines. If you feed them and give them naps at the same time every day, they will be more secure and cry less. As they grow older, more routine (brushing teeth, family meals, daily piano practice and so on) gives them structure. Too much choice is hard for littler kids. This puts a big responsibility on parents who need to be present to "nag" about all the things kids need to focus on. There is a big payoff. Older kids appreciate this effort.

Parenting skill 4: Real skills out of a book
Changing a diaper, making formula, installing a car seat - all of these things take real learning to accomplish and do over and over again. The early baby years are all about learning a ton of new information and studying small print to build things for your baby or even feed him the right amount of medicine.
Parenting skill 5: Love and affection
Whether you call it a parenting skill or not, love and affection is the most important thing for your new baby. Many studies indicate that physical contact between parent and child is important for development. Dads, because they will engage in down on the floor "rough and tumble play," play an especially important role in developing kids growing...

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