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Parenting Support Groups Maryville 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 Maryville, TN.

Mrs. Dana Vince
Healing Hearts Counseling
(865) 283-1777
123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, MHSP
Licensed in Tennessee
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Jennie Shea Watts
(865) 982-5225
Maryville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Candice L. Blake
(865) 635-9281
Center for Emotional Competence5401 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: George Mason University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Patricia Abbarno, LCSW, DCSW
(865) 693-9997
111 Center Park Drive, Suite 1300
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,OCD
Gender
Female
Education
MSSW University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1984.Tennessee Licensure 1989.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Independent Provider

Rebecca Bunch
(865) 909-2020
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John Gambrell Jr
(706) 258-2832
Alcoa, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D.
(865) 980-0137
2943 Old Chilhowee Road
Walland, TN
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
B.S. Music EducationEd.D. Counseling and Creative TherapiesAdditional certifications in: biofeedback, TFT, BioAcoustics,
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Harmony Health Center

Michael W Ruth
(865) 671-6864
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Teresi Truett
(865) 690-5995
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Dana Vince
(865) 264-3059
Healing Hearts Counseling123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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