Parenting Skill Trend: Taking It Slow Bakersfield CA

It's a trend that's emerging and has taken aim at the multitasking father who is scheduling acting classes on the cell phone while dropping the kids off at soccer practice. Instead, the idea is to slow down, discover the important activities and take the time to concentrate on those in Bakersfield.

Kathleen M Y Ritter
(661) 327-7010
Bakersfield, CA
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Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Burke Daniel
(661) 487-0940
1326 H St Ste 3
Bakersfield, CA

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Mr. Paul Inglizian
Paul Inglizian, LCSW
(818) 469-0845
5535 Balboa Blvd., Suite 220
Encino, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
22 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Di
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Children of Divorce, Caregivers
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HelpPro.com
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Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Jolyn Davidson
c/o Village Oaks Counseling Services
(626) 339-2140
1338 E. Center Court Dr. Ste. 104
Covina, CA
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Credentials: RN, LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in California
32 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationsh
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ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
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HelpPro.com
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Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jennifer Valera
Piedmont Psychotherapy
(510) 292-6385
17 Gleneden Avenue Suite 2
Oakland, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
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Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression
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Children of Divorce, Step Families
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Jeffrey W Cheney
(661) 731-3925
Cheney & Associates1326 H Street
Bakersfield, CA
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Relationship Issues, Divorce, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
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School: Iowa State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
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Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Children
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$100 - $120
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Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Andrea Keith
(949) 650-2442
4199 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA
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Credentials: LMFT CEAP CAMF CISM
Licensed in California
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Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues, Women's Is
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ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Caregivers, Brain/Head Injured
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HelpPro.com
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Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Micaela Flores
Private Practice
(626) 840-1435
250 E. San Bernardino Rd.
Covina, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Ra
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Susan Gonzales
Susan Gonzales - Los Angeles Office
(310) 770-5009
864 S. Robertson; Ste 104
Los Angeles, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
21 Years of Experience
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Autism/PDD, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Education/Personal Development, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Disorders, Infant Mental Health
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Children of Divorce
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Camille Ortanez
Private Practice
(818) 922-4367
15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1208
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
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Parenting Skill Trend: Taking It Slow

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Author: James Dunsford

For a world that seems to have the fast-forward button pressed indefinitely, slowing down aspects of parenting may just be the right idea.

It's a new trend that's emerging and has taken aim at the multitasking father who is scheduling acting classes on the cell phone while dropping the kids off at soccer practice. Instead, the idea is to slow down, discover the important activities and take the time to concentrate on those.

The idea has been credited to author Carl Honore whose book The Power of Slow: Finding Balance and Fulfillment Beyond the Cult of Speed served as the impetus of the slow parenting movement. Though he never actually mentions the term "slow parenting" in the book, the author recently told the New York Times that the term has "gained currency" and he's happy to use it.

"Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home," Honore explained to the Times. "Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms."

This means doing away with what some have called helicopter parenting, with fathers and mothers possibly being too involved in their child's life.

Instead, the philosophy dictates fathers should use their parenting skills to have an open dialogue with their children as well as identifying when to avoid pushing their child too hard into one activity.

One common example that is given in various stories is the idea of the gifted child (one who presents an above-average skill in something like art or music). Some parents will hear the term "gifted" from a teacher or instructor and immediately begin thinking of enrolling their child in after-school programs to foster their potential.

The slow parenting movement suggests avoiding this type of action and instead says parents should allow their child to come into their own in a more natural manner.

About the Author:

James Dunsford is a single parenting and parenting skills specialist for greatdad.com.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/parenting-articles/new-parenting-skill-trend-taking-it-slow-991817.html