Parenting Skill Trend: Taking It Slow Sacramento 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 Sacramento.

Dr. Marilynn Irvine
Marilynn S. Irvine, Ph.D.
(916) 962-0218
4112 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., MFT
Licensed in California
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Il
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight, College Stude
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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Dr. Ray Brown, LMFT, CHT
(916) 492-8530
418 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
PhD in Depth PsychologyMS in Marriage, Family & Child CounselingBS in Psychology
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Ray Brown, PhD, LMFT, CHT

Mrs. Kami Storck
(916) 837-0197
2618 J Street
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Divorce, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Chapman University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Dr. Andrew Mendonsa, Psy.D.
(916) 224-0212
2118 P Street
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues
Insurance
Yes

Billie Glover
(916) 213-5937
Sacramento, CA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kristin Mortensen
(916) 952-3535
Sacramento, CA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Candice Erba
(916) 794-0161
3010 I St.
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: CA State Univ. Sacramento
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Christine Cipperly, MA, MFT Intern
(916) 329-7219
2620 J Street
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. My undergraduate degrees are in Organizational Behavior and Creative Writing.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Deborah Cohen, MFT, Supervisor

Ms. Jackie Parker
(916) 302-4430
2710 X Street, Suite 1
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Divorce, Adoption, Parenting
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: CA Victims of Crime

Jason Isacson
(916) 386-3000
Sacramento, CA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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.

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