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Five Tips to Help Parents Listen Albert Lea MN

The only way we can truly be sure that they are all right, or if something is troubling them, is if they feel they can confide in us on a person-to-person basis. But are we actually listening to them as equals, or are we listening to them with condescending ears and, in the process, inadvertently breaking these lines of communication between parent and child -- leaving them unwilling to come to us for help?

Ms. Teresa Anderson-Krull
Teresa M. Anderson-Krull & Associates
(507) 377-0107
216 E. Main Street
Albert Lea, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Iss
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jan Weber
Therapy Place Services
(952) 380-8515
10800 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Spiritual/Religio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Biracial, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Elizabeth Hubbard Brady
Elizabeth Hubbard Brady,MSW,LICSW,LLC.
(651) 523-8800
1619 Dayton Avenue Suite 110
St.Paul, MN
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,MSW,LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
22 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
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Linda Gensheimer
Linda Gensheimer, Psychotherapy, Supervision & Consulting Services
(612) 875-1121
2908 Humboldt Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, PhD
Licensed in Minnesota
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. C. Walker
C. William Walker, Ph.D.
(320) 354-4489
128 Pine St
New London, MN
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D
Licensed in Minnesota
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorde
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided by:
Ms. Teresa Anderson-Krull
Teresa M. Anderson-Krull & Associates
(507) 377-0107
216 E. Main Street
Albert Lea, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Iss
Populations Served
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. Helen Boy
Wellness Initiatives Network, LLC
(952) 406-1090
11900 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 209
Minnetonka, MN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, LADC
Licensed in Minnesota
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Rel
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Stephanie Tkach
Stephanie Tkach, LICSW
(612) 558-6760
2908 Humboldt Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
The Center for Relationship Therapy
(612) 379-8750
1135 5th Street, Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, EFT, EMDR, Dreamwork Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Breathwork, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided by:
Ms. Sue Johnston
Sue Johnston, LICSW
(612) 822-3925
4306 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Five Tips to Help Parents Listen

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Parent & Child

Parents, Are You Listening or Lecturing to Your Kids? Five Tips to Help You Listen
By Julie Scandora 
Email
Feb 11, 2009, 10:44
   

Seattle, WA - The knowledge that our children are safe, happy and emotionally sound is one of our greatest concerns. If they were being traumatized by something at school or, even worse, the attentions of a predator, we would want to be the first to know.

The only way we can truly be sure that they are all right, or if something is troubling them, is if they feel they can confide in us on a person-to-person basis. But are we actually listening to them as equals, or are we listening to them with condescending ears and, in the process, inadvertently breaking these lines of communication between parent and child -- leaving them unwilling to come to us for help?

"Children don't seem to get as much respect as other members of society," says Julie Scandora, teacher and author of the book 'Rules Are Rules.' "They experience the same emotional obstacles as adults, but this is often overlooked by grown-ups. Parents need to treat children with respect and ensure a trusting relationship."

Here are five of Julie's tips to help you communicate more effectively with your children:

1. Listen. It sounds obvious, but if your children don't think they will be heard, they won't go to you with the hard questions or problems.

2. Create opportunities for interaction with your kids. Families spend so much time apart these days. Use 'car time' -- such as the 20-minute drive to school – as a time to communicate with your children.

3. Lead by example. Far too many parents opt for the 'do as I say not as I do' method. But this sends mixed messages to children regarding important situations.

4. Respect the child's intuition. We all have 'gut feelings,' and if kids are encouraged to trust theirs, they will be able to heed their intuition in dicey situations when we aren't around to help.

5. Don't confuse 'respect' with 'giving in.' It is important that the parental role is not usurped. Don't give in to kids just to diffuse a problematic situation. Instead communicate with them and let them know why rules are rules.

By showing our children that we are receptive to what they have to say and that we are willing to talk with them, not just at them, we can help them gain confidence and maturity, but we need to make sure we are practicing what we preach.

"Perhaps we need to start with ourselves, don't we!" laughs Julie, "But if we give our children the respect we give our peers, they will be better prepared to deal with whatever life throws at them. And when they encounter something for which they are still too young to deal with by themselves, they'll naturally come to us for advice."

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Julie Scandora is a teacher, editor, author and mother of three. She holds a BA from Smith and an MBA from the University of Washington and has taught c...

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