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Coaching Parents in Storytelling Brevard NC

There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Heather Richardson
(828) 877-2215
Brevard, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Roberta A. Moore, Ed.S., LMFT
(828) 329-0431
131 4th Ave W, Suite 204
Hendersonville, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent Issues,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Gender
Female
Education
In addition to my Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy I have two other graduate degrees. I have a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird in Phoenix, AZ and a Master of Science in Taxation from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Conscious Choices

Carolyn Lawton
(828) 692-6178
Flat Rock, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Alice Carlton
Alice Carlton, LCSW
(919) 942-3494
304 Barclay Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Laura Bass
Arboretum Behavioral Health
(704) 540-5566
3315 Springbank Lane Suite 302
Charlotte, NC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dayle Benedetti
(828) 376-0000
Hendersonville, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

John Lampley
(828) 243-9824
Hendersonville, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Ronemus
(828) 458-9212
Hendersonville, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Yvonne Gilbert
WNC.Counseling & Educational Training Services
(828) 648-8052
Post Office Box 30
Canton, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,QCSW, Diplomate, C-ATODSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/C
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Jean Gross
Jean S. Gross
(919) 783-7077
4601 Lake Boone Trail Suite 2C
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Coaching Parents in Storytelling

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Parent & Child

Coaching Parents in Storytelling
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 23, 2006, 21:49
   

Stories take us to magical places. They take us outside the realm of our reality and immerse us in a world of possibilities. These possibilities make storytelling an excellent tool for helping children meet the challenges of everyday living. Many children find it hard to discuss their problems. They may feel embarrassed, guilty or shy. Stories offer them a safe place to explore and identify their emotions. When children hear or read stories they become part of another world. It is a world similar to the one in which they live. There are parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. There are also characters who are dealing with the same situations they are. In this way, stories help children know they are not alone in their problems. They also let them see someone else handle the issue. Once exposed to how a storybook character masters a difficult situation, children are often inspired to tackle their own problems.

Storytelling Tips

What's the problem? Before choosing a story to read or tell parents first need to pinpoint the problem. This can be difficult if your child is hesitant to share. Think back to the recent past. Has anything changed? Did you move? Did your child change schools or classrooms? Have you noticed that your child is not talking about or playing with the same children as before? Is your child having a hard time grasping a particular subject? Has your toddler developed a fear of the dark? Any change in routine, fear or new challenge may cause problems for your child.

Look for the book. Once parents identify the problem, they need to find a book that addresses it. Look for stories that are age appropriate and will appeal to your child. Your local librarian can help with this. Another resource is Books to Grow With - A Guide to Using the Best Children s Fiction for Everyday Issues and Tough Challenges. This reference book, written by Cheryl Coon, offers parents reading suggestions on over one hundred topics. From toilet training to starting school to death, there is a book written about it.

Accentuate the positive. Make sure that the story you choose has a positive message and positive values. The story is your tool. It is what will help you give your child the confidence to succeed. By seeing a character overcome a tough situation, the child gets the message it is possible. That he can do it too.

Choose a good time and place. Choosing when and where you share stories with your child can be as important as the story itself. Children will not benefit fully from the message if they are not focused. Pick a comfortable place with no noise or distractions. Choose a time when your child is more centered and less restless. If you have a young child, hold him close or on your lap so that there will be a connection. Also, if you are reading to more th...

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