First Day of School Tips for Parents Coalinga CA

On the actual first day, it is important for the parent to be with the child during the first few hours. In some cases, a child prefers that his or her parent stays until the session is finished. Let the child know the time for the parent to leave.

Mr. Calvin Prather
Mission Valley Counseling Associates
(619) 282-4600
3511 Camino del Rio South, Ste 500
San Diego, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sex
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
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Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Cauley & Associates, INC
(323) 931-6025
6210 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 207
Los Angeles, CA
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Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, 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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Ms. Ellen Ledley
Ellen G. Ledley, LCSW
(310) 314-7667
3331 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA
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Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/R
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Robin Stallman
Robin Stallman MFT, RN, MS
(415) 435-6278
650 E. Blithedale Ave. Suite M
Mill Valley, CA
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Credentials: MFT, RN, MS
Licensed in California
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interperson
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College St
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HelpPro.com
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Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Haig Agigian`
(510) 653-7596
424 634d Street
Oakland, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Debora McManus
Debora McManus, LCSW
(415) 260-1190
936 Dewing Ave. Suite E1
Lafayette, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnanc
Populations Served
Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Mrs. Camille Ortanez
Private Practice
(818) 922-4367
15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1208
Sherman Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Mrs. Maren Gleason
Maren Gleason, LCSW
(925) 838-2375
12 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 110
San Ramon, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Trans
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Hermin Youssefian
San diego family servies
(619) 446-8077
1104 Camino Delmar #107
Delmar, CA
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Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Autism/PDD, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Mu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight, College Students, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Lindsay Smith
(408) 772-7052
101 Church St. #24
Los Gatos, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17)

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First Day of School Tips for Parents

The first day of school is never easy especially for young preschoolers. It is a period of adjustment for both parent and child. At this time, the parent is responsible for making it easier for the child to adjust in the new environment and accept the new situation of his or her daily life.

Here are some childcare tips on how a parent can help his or her child adjust on the first day.

•Choose the childcare centre that caters to children's needs and will help develop their intellectual, physical and emotional abilities. Visit the centre and observe classes to know how educators or childcare providers handle children.

•Explain the situation. A child needs to understand that the childcare centre is for his or her benefit.
•It is significant that trust is built between the parent and the child. The child must understand and feel that his or her parents are not choosing childcare to abandon him or her but rather to create an environment for new learning.

•Be enthusiastic when talking about the childcare centre. Children are most happy when they have playmates. But for some, they fear a large environment. The parent must know what his or her child prefers. This would also help the parent choose the right childcare centre.

•Arrange a visit to the childcare centre days before the first day. Show the child his or her classroom. A parent may also introduce the child to the teacher or some classmates to establish a bond.

•Prepare a daily routine and explain it to the child. The schedule should reflect time for waking up, dropping off and picking up from the centre and bedtime.

•Have a reliable communication with the childcare provider to share the child's daily activities.

•On the actual first day, it is important for the parent to be with the child during the first few hours. In some cases, a child prefers that his or her parent stays until the session is finished. Let the child know the time for the parent to leave. It is not recommended that a parent leave once he or she feels that the child is enjoying the class. This would result to distrust and the child would be more anxious to go to the centre on the next days.

•Never forced a child to immediately bond with classmates or teacher. Be prepared for situations when the child just sit and watch. This is the child's way of observing his or her surroundings.

•Be punctual on pickup time. A child would appreciate more if he or she sees his or parents once he or she goes out of the classroom. Punctuality provides security for the child. Take the extra time to talk to the childcare provider or teacher.

•On the way home, ask about his or her first day. It is important for a child to know that his or her parent is interested on how the day goes.

•Praise the child for a successful and happy first day. Praise feeds the emotional needs of children. This would let the child know that he or she has done well and taken the first steps to being responsible.



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