Wisdom For New Parents Coalinga CA

When you welcome a new child into your family, it is an exciting time. Parents usually spend a great deal of resources time and money to prepare for the new family member.

Mr. James McDonald
James W. McDonald, LCSW
(559) 324-6534
264 Clovis Avenue, Suite # 201
Clovis, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in California
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
Immigrants/Refugees, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Mr. Rob Kaufman
Rob Kaufman, LCSW
(818) 788-9567
16161 Ventura Blvd. Suite 224
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Michelle Cauley
Cauley & Associates, INC
(323) 931-6025
6210 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 207
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
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 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Judith Gable
Judith Saeks Gable, LCSW
(650) 961-4120
1503 Grant Road, Suite 100
Mountain View, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Marilynn Irvine
Marilynn S. Irvine, Ph.D.
(916) 962-0218
4112 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., MFT
Licensed in California
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Il
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Stude
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Janine Monson
(925) 588-6340
925 Ygnacio Valley Road Suite 103B
Walnut Creek, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Carol Lee
Carol M. Lee, LCSW
(530) 888-6488
144 Oakwood Drive
Auburn, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Neurological, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Vicki Salvin
Smoke Tree Counseling Services
(760) 320-0446
2825 E. Tahquitz Cyn. Way #103
Palm Springs, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW DCSW BCD CTS SAP
Licensed in California
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interp
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
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 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Paula Phelps
(800) 842-4105
5199 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal De
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Institute for Health & Healing
(415) 505-9946
1350 South Eliseo Drive
Greenbrae, CA
Services
Women's Health, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Psychotherapy, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Family Therapy, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Arthritis, Allergy, Spiritual Attunement
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Wisdom For New Parents

When you welcome a new child into your family, it is an exciting time. Parents usually spend a great deal of resources time and money to prepare for the new family member.

As someone who has been parenting for over two decades and has watched my children grow from tiny babies to productive adults, I can understand that any helpful words of wisdom for new parents need to be about more than just which stroller to buy.

My children can tell you that it is not the toys or furniture or gadgets that got them to where they are today. It was the values in our home. Here are a few of the most important values that we used in our family.

Stability.

Stability is a value that is in short supply these days. There was a time when families often lived in the same home for years and kids attended the same schools from start to finish. A community provided stability just by being there. Those days, for the most part, are gone.

We moved a few times when our kids were growing up and they had to learn to deal with those realities. A lot of that training was good for them, although difficult at the time. As parents, we learned that it was up to us to provide a home of stability for our kids because the externals in our lives were quite transient.

So we focused on making our marriage strong, so the kids could depend upon our relationship together. We focused on nourishing long term friendships so the kids would have stable adult relationships to relate to as they grew. We committed to choosing a church community we could be a part of for years and years. When the kids developed healthy friendships that supported our family values, we made sacrifices so that the kids could maintain those friendships as long as possible.

Respect.

Cultivating respect in a home means cultivating long term benefits. Want to have teens that will listen to you someday? Develop a respectful homelife now.

Being respectful to your spouse and earning his or her respect in return is one of the best things you can do for your marriage, too. And the best thing you can do for your kids is to nurture your marriage.

Teach your kids how to earn respect. Listen to them and honor their opinions. Then be the leader in your home and make the decisions that will take the best care of your family, whatever sacrifices you need to make. When your kids see that you put your family above your own self interests, they will know they can trust you. And the respect will follow.

Kindness.

Kids argue. Parents bicker. Being a part of a family means learning how to handle day to day conflicts and frustrations. The family is the training ground for being human.

Your kids WILL learn something in your family, the question is, WHAT will they learn? It s easy to be sloppy with relationships; it s more difficult to be intentional. Make it a priority in your household to practice random kindnesses. This will smooth out a lot of the daily angst that naturally arises in a family.

You can do simple games such as requiring that family members do two acts of kindness for every act of hurt, whether intentional or accidental. It gets people thinking in terms of being good to each other. It helps people think twice before they re careless with one another. It just works.

As you begin down the rewarding path of parenting, remember these words of wisdom for new parents. Focus on filling your home with stability, respect and kindness and watch your family flourish.

Colleen Langenfeld has been parenting for over 27 years and helps other moms enjoy mothering more at http://www.paintedgold.com . Get more words of wisdom for new parents at http://www.paintedgold.com/Kids/wisdom-new-parents.html



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