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Parenting Support Groups Merrimack NH

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 Merrimack, NH.

Ms. Maureen Guilfoyle
Maureen V. Guilfoyle LICSW
(603) 554-6198
5 Northern Blvd. Unit 1604
Amherst, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Carl Hindy
Carl G. Hindy, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
(603) 880-8773
120 Main Street
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Karen Short
Karen Short
(978) 266-9100
270 Littleton Road Unit 31
Westford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Kathy Youkstetter
(603) 952-4171
Hope Psychological Services of New Hampshire40 South River Rd.
Bedford, NH
Specialties
Emotional issues related to cancer, Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Joseph Mansfield
(978) 704-1945 x105
39 SIMON STREET
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Boston College
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Penni Kaufman
Penni M. Kaufman, MSW
(603) 882-2115
120 Main St. Suite 105
Nashua, NH
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disor
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Anne Clancy
(617) 462-2682
139 Billerica Rd. Suite C-2East
Chelmsford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interp
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
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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Schein, Victor LICSW
(603) 672-4782
82A Ponemah Road
Amherst, NH
 
Dr. Lucille H Byno
(603) 326-6644
Lucille H. Byno, Ph.D., PLLC20 Trafalgar Square, Ste. 406
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Family Conflict, Parenting, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Carl G. Hindy
(603) 819-4766
120 Main Street
Nashua, NH
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Marriage and Premarital Counseling, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: **Most insurances accepted**

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New Dads tips, Positive Tips on Parenting Skills for New Dads

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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