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Five Tips to Help Parents Listen Henderson NV

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. Barbara Dubin
Neubauer Mental Health Services
(702) 882-1296
2920 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexua
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
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:
Sharon Maurer-Schwartz
(702) 407-4022
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hebrew-moderate skills

Mrs. Tracy Lanners
(702) 570-0281
Life Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC9017 South Pecos Road
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Arthur Jean Stovall
(702) 927-2415
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Debbie Barbaroussis-Goot, ND, LMFT, BCPC, CWC
(702) 635-6171
8760 S Maryland Pkwy Suite 115,Scottsdale Plaza
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Doctorate in Naturopathy; a Masters in Psychology, am a Certifed Wellness Counselor, and Board Certified Psychotherapist. I maintain all educational CEUs and credentials on a yearly basis mandated by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The Couch Doc

Mr. Allen Kissner
NorthWest Counseling Associates
(702) 638-1695
5900 Smoke Ranch Road
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Sherri Collier
(702) 860-5249
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Teresa Merz
(702) 892-0511
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nona Haley Caldwell
(702) 796-7171
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Couch Doc
(702) 509-1940
Couch DocSilverado Ranch /Henderson/ 215 Frwy Convenience
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Personal growth and wellness, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Regis University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BHO

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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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