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Parenting Support Groups Tewksbury MA

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 Tewksbury, MA.

Ms. Valerie MacKenzie
Valerie MacKenzie, LICSW
(978) 851-9550
1565 Main St Building 2 Suite 206
Tewksbury, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
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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Ms. Lise Knakkergaard
(978) 771-2917
One Elm Square, Suite 2A
Andover, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Frederick Burrage
AAD Counseling Center
(781) 275-2122
330 South Road
Bedford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: EdD
Licensed in Massachusetts
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Psychosomatic, Me
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Len Greenberg
Len Greenberg, Ph. D.
(781) 641-2210
76 Bedford Street Suite 21
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Massachusetts
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Mary Keady
Mary Keady, LICSW,BCD
(781) 863-2262
Three Wallis Court #9
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiri
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Mark Burton
MARK S. BURTON, LICSW, Licensed Psychotherapist
(978) 470-4975
21 Central Street
Andover, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Is
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness,
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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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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Mrs. Lea Elkin
Private Practice
(781) 861-1033
76 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Wom
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Theresa Cohen
(617) 803-1399
76 Bedford Street Suite 22
Lexington, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, St
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. David Margolis
Sherman & Margolis Associates
(781) 729-2070
955 Main Street Suite 105
Winchester, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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