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Parenting Support Groups Passaic NJ

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 Passaic, NJ.

Ms. Anna Irizarry-Wood
(862) 249-3552
61 Westervelt Place
Passaic, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
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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Mrs. Jeanne Samet
Jeanne Samet, LCSW
(973) 746-1988
501 Highland Avenue
Upper Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Mul
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
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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Mr. David Brandt
David I. Brandt, L.C.S.W.
(973) 783-7940
PMB 190 551 Valley Road
Upper Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W.
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Cathy Gilio
(201) 306-0395
55 Summit Ave. 3rd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Julie Antone
(845) 641-0784
419 Essex Street
Hackensack, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orie
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Renata Hadis
Renata Hadis, LCSW
(973) 746-8029
600 Upper Mountain Ave.
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Nicole Alvarez
Prime Counseling, LLC
(973) 235-1107
187 Washington Ave. Suite 2C
Nutley, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kimberly Agresta
Agresta Psychotherapy Group
(201) 784-6718
547 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpers
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jennifer Todd
Jennifer L Todd, LCSW, ACHT
(973) 868-4713
419 Essex St
Hackensack, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACHT
Licensed in New Jersey
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Phoebe Farber
(917) 353-5965
49 park Street
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, Ph.D.
Licensed in New Jersey
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Stress, Life Transitions
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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