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Parenting Support Groups Springfield MO

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 Springfield, MO.

Dr. David Black
Creative Renewal & Resolutions
(417) 890-4083
1531 E. Bradford Pkwy, Suite 210-4
Springfield, MO
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, MSW, NBCCH, ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Missouri
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Paula Johns
(417) 447-6975
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Snider
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sharon Lynn Pennington
(417) 865-5581
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charles Morey
(417) 269-3853
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Carolyn Susie Wampler
(417) 213-5666
Family Therapy of the Ozarks1310 E. Kingsley
Springfield, MO
Specialties
Parenting, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Univeersity of Missouri
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Edward Derr
(417) 873-7457
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Susan Anderson
(417) 894-2191
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Roy Pischer
(417) 860-0322
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

David Suits
(417) 862-6308
Springfield, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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