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Being a single parent can be can be tough and overwhelming at times, but there is help. Meeting other single parents is a good way to gain support, get advice and share concerns. Check below for related information, products and services.

Ashley Wilson
(573) 406-5723
Hannibal, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

David Edwards
(217) 223-0413
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD Counseling

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Couples, Marriage
Gender
Male
Education
Master in Human Developmental Counseling from University of IL
Insurance
BCBS, Health Alliance, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Ms. Lennis Marvel
Counseling Services, LLC
(816) 224-6500
1924 NW Copper Oaks Circle
Blue Springs, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Mary Shaw
(217) 316-9181
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Pamela Arnold
(217) 257-3183
Quincy, IL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
 
Jerry Walker Therapy Services
(217) 228-6194
4531 Maine St. Suite E
Quincy, IL
Specialties
ADHD
Gender
Male
Education
Masters in Human Developmental Counseling
Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance, Health Net Federal Services, Tricare, Value Options
Membership Organizations
American Counseling Association

Mrs. Diana Johnson
(816) 718-5887
2 N. Main, Suite D
Liberty, MO
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LPC
Licensed in Missouri
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexual
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Single Parenting, Facts about Single Parenting

Single Parenting - Four Role Models to Avoid


Nobody ever said single parenting is easy. As parents, we all learn with time. However, too often, the pressure of single parenting can be so overwhelming that it's easy to make mistakes.

Are you one of these single parents? Learn how you can avoid being one:

The Emotional Patient
Most single parents try to be a good friend to their children, which is a good thing. However, a problem arises when single dads or moms see their children as a source of emotional support. Children of single parents need stability and security. A divorce or the death of a parent can be a particularly traumatic experience for them. No matter how mature or old your children are, avoid making them your confidante on issues such as how much money you have or what a lousy day you had. Don't rob them of their time to be children. It is unfair to burden them with issues that are difficult for them to handle. If you need to speak to someone, speak to your friends or a counselor.

The Guilt Tripper
As a single parent, it is easy to feel guilty about many things. Not being around when your children need you, not being able to help them with their homework, and so on. The danger with feeling guilty all the time is that some single parents tend to develop a lower self esteem that they may pass on to the children. Don't be hard on yourself. Learn to take the ups and downs in your stride. And, by all means, don't try to bolster your self-image by fishing for compliments about what kind of parent you are.

The Permissive Parent
Children need as much love and attention as you can give them. However, some single parents make the mistake of being too permissive and never correct their children when it's necessary. Research has shown that the children brought up in overly permissive parenting style may develop behavioral problems because they do not easily accept responsibility.

Be firm and know where to dra...

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