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Single Parenting Leavenworth KS

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.

Deborah Shaddy
(913) 651-2674
Lansing, KS
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melissa Wright, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
(816) 863-8139
7211 NW 83rd Street Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Along with my Masters in Counseling, I have my Registered Play Therapy certification and teach Counseling for Children at Webster University.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Metis Counseling

Jamie Mason
(816) 268-8501
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joyce Arnold
(816) 452-4143
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Diane Kiper Marriage & Family
(913) 682-4895
205 S 5TH St
Leavenworth, KS

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Jennifer Lyn Vernon
(816) 587-4100
Parkville, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christopher Sorrentino
(816) 401-6960
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Italian

Mary Linda Hughes
(816) 453-7709
Kansas City, MO
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Howard-Perry
(816) 309-0605
Gladstone, MO
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Arnold Joyce
(816) 452-4143
6651 N Oak Trfy
Kansas City, MO

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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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