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Parenting Support Groups Palm Coast FL

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 Palm Coast, FL.

Deborah O'Neal
(386) 864-1931
Palm Coast, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Norman E Hoffman
(386) 677-3995
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

G Michael Pilcher
(386) 672-7470
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Christine Herman
Christine Herman
(386) 672-7274
570 Memorial Circle Suite 310
Ormond Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Barbara Hamann
Barbara Hamann, LCSW, BCD
(941) 355-5430
8051 N. Tamiami Trail Box 43, Suite C-5
Sarasota, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Florida
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illne
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Pamela E. Derr, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
(386) 503-9674
210 Moody Boulevard
Flagler Beach, FL
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Pamela E. Derr, LMHC

Michael Ladwig
(386) 506-9381
Ormond Beach, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Brandt's Counseling
(386) 673-9800
595 W. Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL
Specialties
mental health and marriage and family
Gender
female
Education
M.Ed, M.S.W.
Insurance
Most insurances accepted
Membership Organizations
NASW, EAPA

Mrs. Susan Haynes
The Children's Home Inc
(813) 901-3401
5520 W. Idlewild Avenue
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. Wyana Claxton
Claxton Counseling Center
(561) 302-1820
2525 Florida Blvd. #133
Delray Beach, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Florida
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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