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Tips for Raising a Terrific Preschooler Grand Haven MI

For a preschooler, learning to identify emotions is the first step towards learning how to manage them. When a child can correctly label feelings, he is better able to express himself and his needs. Parents can help children develop this valuable skill through play.

Mr. Mark Rankin
Shoreline Consultation Services
(231) 733-5334
1435 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, E
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Stacey Vandenberg
(231) 739-6840
Muskegon, MI
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Olivia J Noack
(616) 951-4132
217 E. 24th St.
Holland, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Divorce, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Grand Valley State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ASR Physicians Care

Mr. David Hough
David R. Hough, ACSW, DCSW, P.C.
(248) 644-8783
(By Appointment)
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, DCSW
Licensed in Michigan
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Cancer Patients, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Dr. David Votruba
David Votruba PhD PLC
(734) 929-3700
400 Maynard Street, Suite 206
Ann Arbor, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, PLC, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Bernadette Ryan
Harbor Psychological Associates
(231) 726-2299
1148 Fourth St
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA,LLP,LPC
Licensed in Michigan
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Tony Bordenkircher
(616) 209-3860
Holland Family Counseling36 West 8th Street
Holland, MI
Specialties
Marriage and Family Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fuller Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. David LaCharite
Integrity Counseling Services
(517) 347-0988
4747 Okemos Rd.
Okemos, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Susan Belaney
Aging Resources, LLC
(248) 568-3643
26366 Alger St. Home Office: Cedar Cottage
Madison Hts., MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mr. Craig Miller
Masterpeace Counseling
(517) 423-6889
308 S. Maumee St
Tecumseh, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parent
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Tips for Raising a Terrific Preschooler

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Tips for Raising a Terrific Preschooler
By Caron B. Goode 
Email kygardner@verizon.net
Mar 23, 2006, 21:59

   

The preschool years are an exciting time for both children and parents. It is the time when children pass through babyhood and enter childhood. During their third and fourth years, children enjoy a great deal of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. They become stronger and more in control of their bodies, emotions, and environment. It is in this stage that many pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place, and parents begin to catch glimpses of the person their child is becoming.

Emotions

Between the ages of three and four, children experience tremendous emotional growth. It is in this stage that children begin to understand and label feelings. They understand on a basic level what causes certain feelings, and will offer simple help to those in distress. When a playmate cries or becomes angry, a child may offer a hug or share a special toy. It is important that parents recognize and encourage this emphatic behavior. This will help children develop compassion. It will also help them learn to identify emotions in themselves and in others.

For a preschooler, learning to identify emotions is the first step towards learning how to manage them. When a child can correctly label feelings, he is better able to express himself and his needs. Parents can help children develop this valuable skill through play. Mirror games, face cards, and play acting are all great ways to help children identify their emotions. Reading and storytelling can also be very helpful. Describing why a favorite character feels a certain way is fun and lets children practice expressing emotions.

As preschoolers begin to identify their emotions, there is a notable shift in how they handle themselves. Tantrums, while still present especially during times of stress, become fewer and farther between. This makes it a great time to teach them how to soothe and comfort themselves. Instructing children to use touch or a simple phrase can go a long way in helping them manage anxiety and stress. A mother may place her hand on her heart and then on her child s to let him know that this is the place where she is always with him. Then throughout the day when he needs reassuring, all he needs to do is touch that place to feel comforted. The same goes for words. For instance, if he suffers separation anxiety repeating the phrase Daddy will be back will remind him that all is well, and his father will return.

Friendship

Friendships are very important in the preschool years. Once children begin to understand emotions and their connection to other people, they begin to establish friendships. For three and four year-olds, friendship begins by showing interest in other children and mimicking them. While these children long for playmates, they are just learning the social skills necessar...

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