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Parenting Support Groups New Braunfels TX

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 New Braunfels, TX.

LouAnn Wallis, M.Ed., LPCS
(830) 822-5054
468 S. Seguin Ave.,Ste. 201
New Braunfels, TX
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Christian Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
M.Ed. from Texas State University 1997Licensed in 1999I have worked in partial hospital settings and also with the mobile assessment team for those in crisis situations. Since 2000, I have been self-employed in private practice.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Lifecords

Gregg Tanoff
New Braunfels, TX
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mia Maureen Johnson
(210) 875-2300
Schertz, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Anthony Pearson
(512) 393-6815
San Marcos, TX
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Petra Mann
(832) 510-9182
700 Rogers St
San Marcos, TX
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 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
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nancy Walden
(830) 433-5285
New Braunfels, TX
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce
Qualification
School: Texas State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Shawne Ortiz
(210) 685-1529
Seguin, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Sheri Collinsworth
(210) 849-7199
Universal City, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Trinidad Rodriguez
(512) 396-7170
San Marcos, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Dr. Joan Matthews
(512) 782-0164 x1003
Cedar Creek Associatesw631 Mill Street
San Marcos, TX
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

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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