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Parenting Support Groups Massapequa Park NY

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 Massapequa Park, NY.

Mrs. Winsome Brown-Cooke
Counseling Associates of Long Island
(516) 797-4851
707 Broadway
Massapequa, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
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. Cynthia Pyle
(516) 319-4263
1400 Wantagh Ave. Suite 201
Wantagh, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Denise Wind
Therapy Solutions, LLC
(516) 897-6778
124 N. Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Tracey Cardello
Tracey Cardello. LCSW
(516) 996-2145
28 E Old Country Rd
Hicksville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Suzanne Hecht
Suzanne L. Hecht Corporation Inc.
(888) 319-6673
100 Manetto Hill Road Suite 205
Plainview, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transit
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Georgina Webster
Imago Therapy
(516) 785-1902
3386 Lufberry Ave.
Wantagh, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSW, CAC, NCACII, CGP
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mr. John Careri
(516) 503-7426
2415 Jerusalem Ave/
Bellmore, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Psychosomatic, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Randi Waxman
Randi Waxman, L.C.S.W.-R
(516) 868-8867
124 North Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Com
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Leslie Spivak
(631) 661-1922
103 Cooper Str.,Ste. 3
Babylon, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Michele Kabas
(516) 822-2494
26 Berry Hill Road
Syosset, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Dakota
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, W
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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