Parenting Classes Longview WA

Being a father isn't always an easy job and if you need some advice, look no further. Here in this article you'll fnd some helpful hints on how to be a better father all the time.

Wayne R Anglin
(360) 501-4122
Longview, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Chinese

Ronald Alex Lehto
(360) 577-0266
Longview, WA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Legacy Counseling Services
(360) 501-4122
836 Maple Street
Longview, WA
 
Mr. Michael Mele
Clearpath Counseling & Creative Wellness Studio
(360) 376-7160
138 North Beach Rd. P.O. Box 578
Eastsound, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, CST
Licensed in Washington
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Diso
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Simon Connor
Simon S. Connor, MSW, LICSW
(206) 550-6492
2800 East Madison Suite 204
Seattle, WA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Washington
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ronald Schauer
Longview, WA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

W Leigh O'Malley
(360) 795-8630
Cathlamet, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Peggy Nast Hayes
(206) 275-3225
2955 80th Avenue SE Suite 206
Mercer Island, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Washington
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Immigration/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jennifer Lee
(206) 383-5995
9500 Roosevelt Way NE Suite 206
Seattle, WA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Washington
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Debra Rood
Stepping Stones Counseling
(509) 301-7252
409 E Sumach St.
Walla Walla, WA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Washington
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Runaways, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, 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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Raising your Child

Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year

~Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year^

Written by the dads @ fathers.com

Date Posted: Friday, 26 December 2008

As the New Year arrives, it's natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep.

On a personal level, maybe you'd like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or read a book every week. Those are all great goals. But make sure you also have specific resolutions for your fathering.

ImageMaybe you need to look at the long hours at work and start being more intentional about scheduling time with your family. Maybe you need to develop more patience or emotional stability, so you’re a better model for your kids. Does your children's mother have some needs that remain unmet? How can you be more thoughtful and romantic as a husband?

These aren’t just rhetorical questions. This is about you creating an action plan. How do you start? Thankfully, the New Year holiday provides us with some extra free time—then things will get a lot busier again next week. So spend some of your time this week reflecting with a pen and paper or sitting at your computer. Think about your children and how they’ve grown and changed in the last twelve months. What issues are they dealing with now, and what challenges will each of them face during the next year? ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Mental Map Fatherhood^

Written by Dale Sadler, MAE

Do you ever feel lost as a father? Does it seem like your idea of what should be happening ... isn't? Maybe the path your child is taking or the level of success he is achieving doesn't quite match up with your timeline?

I struggle with this. My son is four and a half, and there are times when I'm convinced that he should be able to master a physical skill—like swinging himself—until I discover that some six-year-olds can’t do that yet.

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Not long ago, I discovered a fascinating book on wilderness survival that has given me some new insights about why I tend to do this, and it has some other useful applications to my fathering. In this book, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales, the author tells true stories of people who become lost and even die in the wilderness. He contends that people meet their ultimate demise this way because they don’t adapt. They apply old forms of reasoning—which he calls "mental maps"—to new experiences, and this often leads to bad decisions.

For example, even accomplished outdoorsmen will sometimes struggle while hiking in unfamiliar terrain and higher altitude. They may make decisions based on past experiences, underestimate or fail to adapt to the new challenges, and miss common-sense solutions that would save them a lot of time and trouble—and maybe even their lives. They become victims because they aren't willing or able to adjust their mental maps. ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Reach, Teach, Unleash^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Monday, 19 May 2008

Dr. Kyle Pruett is an expert in fatherhood at the Yale University Child Study Center. We may disagree on some issues, but here’s what he said about the urgency of engaging fathers during an interview for a documentary-in-progress:

If you want to reduce gang membership, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect of children, and substance abuse, you can do it by engaging fathers early and often in the lives of their children. We know this from the science, we know it makes sense—it’s not easy, but it absolutely works. It works on these problems like aspirin on a headache. And our failure to connect the dots here with what we know is a huge unfinished problem and our children absolutely deserve for us to stop fooling around and fix this.”

ImageDid you hear that? Engaging fathers “absolutely works” to improve outcomes for children. In order to really make a difference in the future lives of our children and grandchildren, our strategy is to reach, teach, and unleash fathers. After reaching men and engaging them as fathers, we must also teach them by providing training and encouragement through our events , programs , and resources, like our fathers.com weekly e-mail . Finally, and maybe most importantly, we’re unleashing them to enlist all the dads in their sphere of influence and get them to join our Championship Fathering team .

Clickhere to read more from Fathers.com

~How to Build Leaders^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Wayne Gordon is a close friend of mine and pastor at the Lawndale Community Church in Chicago. What has happened there under Wayne's leadership has been called a miracle: a blighted community has been transformed into a place of progress, purpose and hope. I had the privilege of serving with Wayne for five years during the 90’s.

Wayne’s book Real Hope in Chicago talks about the principles that helped to transform this community. His insights specifically on leadership are especially valuable and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t pass them on to you. After all, fatherhood is about leading today and raising up leaders for tomorrow.

Image1. See fifteen years into the future. The little children you see today—or even the teenager—will grow and mature. Even if things seem difficult right now, don’t give up! Your investments in your children’s lives will make a difference, even if you can’t see it for weeks, months, or even years.

2. Make them feel important. That’s how gang leaders build closeness and loyalty, and it works even better in families. When your child knows that he is precious to you and has a contribution to make in your household, he develops the confidence to develop into a leader.

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

Mental Map Fatherhood

~Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year^

Written by the dads @ fathers.com

Date Posted: Friday, 26 December 2008

As the New Year arrives, it's natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep.

On a personal level, maybe you'd like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or read a book every week. Those are all great goals. But make sure you also have specific resolutions for your fathering.

ImageMaybe you need to look at the long hours at work and start being more intentional about scheduling time with your family. Maybe you need to develop more patience or emotional stability, so you’re a better model for your kids. Does your children's mother have some needs that remain unmet? How can you be more thoughtful and romantic as a husband?

These aren’t just rhetorical questions. This is about you creating an action plan. How do you start? Thankfully, the New Year holiday provides us with some extra free time—then things will get a lot busier again next week. So spend some of your time this week reflecting with a pen and paper or sitting at your computer. Think about your children and how they’ve grown and changed in the last twelve months. What issues are they dealing with now, and what challenges will each of them face during the next year? ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Mental Map Fatherhood^

Written by Dale Sadler, MAE

Do you ever feel lost as a father? Does it seem like your idea of what should be happening ... isn't? Maybe the path your child is taking or the level of success he is achieving doesn't quite match up with your timeline?

I struggle with this. My son is four and a half, and there are times when I'm convinced that he should be able to master a physical skill—like swinging himself—until I discover that some six-year-olds can’t do that yet.

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Not long ago, I discovered a fascinating book on wilderness survival that has given me some new insights about why I tend to do this, and it has some other useful applications to my fathering. In this book, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales, the author tells true stories of people who become lost and even die in the wilderness. He contends that people meet their ultimate demise this way because they don’t adapt. They apply old forms of reasoning—which he calls "mental maps"—to new experiences, and this often leads to bad decisions.

For example, even accomplished outdoorsmen will sometimes struggle while hiking in unfamiliar terrain and higher altitude. They may make decisions based on past experiences, underestimate or fail to adapt to the new challenges, and miss common-sense solutions that would save them a lot of time and trouble—and maybe even their lives. They become victims because they aren't willing or able to adjust their mental maps. ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Reach, Teach, Unleash^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Monday, 19 May 2008

Dr. Kyle Pruett is an expert in fatherhood at the Yale University Child Study Center. We may disagree on some issues, but here’s what he said about the urgency of engaging fathers during an interview for a documentary-in-progress:

If you want to reduce gang membership, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect of children, and substance abuse, you can do it by engaging fathers early and often in the lives of their children. We know this from the science, we know it makes sense—it’s not easy, but it absolutely works. It works on these problems like aspirin on a headache. And our failure to connect the dots here with what we know is a huge unfinished problem and our children absolutely deserve for us to stop fooling around and fix this.”

ImageDid you hear that? Engaging fathers “absolutely works” to improve outcomes for children. In order to really make a difference in the future lives of our children and grandchildren, our strategy is to reach, teach, and unleash fathers. After reaching men and engaging them as fathers, we must also teach them by providing training and encouragement through our events , programs , and resources, like our fathers.com weekly e-mail . Finally, and maybe most importantly, we’re unleashing them to enlist all the dads in their sphere of influence and get them to join our Championship Fathering team .

Clickhere to read more from Fathers.com

~How to Build Leaders^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Wayne Gordon is a close friend of mine and pastor at the Lawndale Community Church in Chicago. What has happened there under Wayne's leadership has been called a miracle: a blighted community has been transformed into a place of progress, purpose and hope. I had the privilege of serving with Wayne for five years during the 90’s.

Wayne’s book Real Hope in Chicago talks about the principles that helped to transform this community. His insights specifically on leadership are especially valuable and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t pass them on to you. After all, fatherhood is about leading today and raising up leaders for tomorrow.

Image1. See fifteen years into the future. The little children you see today—or even the teenager—will grow and mature. Even if things seem difficult right now, don’t give up! Your investments in your children’s lives will make a difference, even if you can’t see it for weeks, months, or even years.

2. Make them feel important. That’s how gang leaders build closeness and loyalty, and it works even better in families. When your child knows that he is precious to you and has a contribution to make in your household, he develops the confidence to develop into a leader.

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

Reach, Teach, Unleash

~Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year^

Written by the dads @ fathers.com

Date Posted: Friday, 26 December 2008

As the New Year arrives, it's natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep.

On a personal level, maybe you'd like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or read a book every week. Those are all great goals. But make sure you also have specific resolutions for your fathering.

ImageMaybe you need to look at the long hours at work and start being more intentional about scheduling time with your family. Maybe you need to develop more patience or emotional stability, so you’re a better model for your kids. Does your children's mother have some needs that remain unmet? How can you be more thoughtful and romantic as a husband?

These aren’t just rhetorical questions. This is about you creating an action plan. How do you start? Thankfully, the New Year holiday provides us with some extra free time—then things will get a lot busier again next week. So spend some of your time this week reflecting with a pen and paper or sitting at your computer. Think about your children and how they’ve grown and changed in the last twelve months. What issues are they dealing with now, and what challenges will each of them face during the next year? ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Mental Map Fatherhood^

Written by Dale Sadler, MAE

Do you ever feel lost as a father? Does it seem like your idea of what should be happening ... isn't? Maybe the path your child is taking or the level of success he is achieving doesn't quite match up with your timeline?

I struggle with this. My son is four and a half, and there are times when I'm convinced that he should be able to master a physical skill—like swinging himself—until I discover that some six-year-olds can’t do that yet.

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why Not long ago, I discovered a fascinating book on wilderness survival that has given me some new insights about why I tend to do this, and it has some other useful applications to my fathering. In this book, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales, the author tells true stories of people who become lost and even die in the wilderness. He contends that people meet their ultimate demise this way because they don’t adapt. They apply old forms of reasoning—which he calls "mental maps"—to new experiences, and this often leads to bad decisions.

For example, even accomplished outdoorsmen will sometimes struggle while hiking in unfamiliar terrain and higher altitude. They may make decisions based on past experiences, underestimate or fail to adapt to the new challenges, and miss common-sense solutions that would save them a lot of time and trouble—and maybe even their lives. They become victims because they aren't willing or able to adjust their mental maps. ...

Click here to read more from Fathers.com

~Reach, Teach, Unleash^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Monday, 19 May 2008

Dr. Kyle Pruett is an expert in fatherhood at the Yale University Child Study Center. We may disagree on some issues, but here’s what he said about the urgency of engaging fathers during an interview for a documentary-in-progress:

If you want to reduce gang membership, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect of children, and substance abuse, you can do it by engaging fathers early and often in the lives of their children. We know this from the science, we know it makes sense—it’s not easy, but it absolutely works. It works on these problems like aspirin on a headache. And our failure to connect the dots here with what we know is a huge unfinished problem and our children absolutely deserve for us to stop fooling around and fix this.”

ImageDid you hear that? Engaging fathers “absolutely works” to improve outcomes for children. In order to really make a difference in the future lives of our children and grandchildren, our strategy is to reach, teach, and unleash fathers. After reaching men and engaging them as fathers, we must also teach them by providing training and encouragement through our events , programs , and resources, like our fathers.com weekly e-mail . Finally, and maybe most importantly, we’re unleashing them to enlist all the dads in their sphere of influence and get them to join our Championship Fathering team .

Clickhere to read more from Fathers.com

~How to Build Leaders^

Written by Carey Casey

Date Posted: Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Wayne Gordon is a close friend of mine and pastor at the Lawndale Community Church in Chicago. What has happened there under Wayne's leadership has been called a miracle: a blighted community has been transformed into a place of progress, purpose and hope. I had the privilege of serving with Wayne for five years during the 90’s.

Wayne’s book Real Hope in Chicago talks about the principles that helped to transform this community. His insights specifically on leadership are especially valuable and I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t pass them on to you. After all, fatherhood is about leading today and raising up leaders for tomorrow.

Image1. See fifteen years into the future. The little children you see today—or even the teenager—will grow and mature. Even if things seem difficult right now, don’t give up! Your investments in your children’s lives will make a difference, even if you can’t see it for weeks, months, or even years.

2. Make them feel important. That’s how gang leaders build closeness and loyalty, and it works even better in families. When your child knows that he is precious to you and has a contribution to make in your household, he develops the confidence to develop into a leader.

Click here to read more from Fathers.com