Parenting Counselor Haines City FL

Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day'to'day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses.

Mrs. Michele Rosa Kratochvil
(407) 268-6356
16 N. Clyde Ave
Kissimmee, FL
Specialties
Spirituality, Relationship Issues, Parenting
Qualification
School: Rollins College
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Linda Stiles
(407) 375-7776
Winter Haven, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

David Euwema
(407) 933-2544
Kissimmee, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sandra Davis
(407) 870-5788
Kissimmee, FL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

PMA INSTITUTE
(407) 343-1555
3143 Hanging Moss Circle
Orlando, FL
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Eating Disorders,Life Coaching,Personality Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
No

Dr. Jim C Thomas
(863) 588-0465
630 Pope Ave NW
Winter Haven, FL
Specialties
Divorce, Spirituality, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Glenda Morgan
(863) 676-5118
Lake Wales, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ronald Winters
(321) 662-7112
Kissimmee, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michele Kratochvil
(407) 870-2223
Kissimmee, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Renee Bronson
(321) 624-9165
Kissimmee, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

No Child Left Bananas

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By Elizabeth Marglin

Just like adults, children can feel completely out of control when they get stressed. Teaching them, by example, to stay present, quiet their minds, and check in with their gut feelings will help them learn to contain their emotions safely so temper tantrums don’t become their default mode of expression. With all the stimulation that bombards children, the new three Rs—rest, relaxation, and reflection—may prove to be as important as reading, writing, and ’rithmetic.

In response to the traumatic events of September 11, Linda Lantieri, author of Building Emotional Intelligence (Sounds True, 2008), developed a curriculum to help strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress. The following exercises can be taught to children 5 and older.

Create a peace corner.
Organize a special area where she can go to be quiet. You can include a photo of her favorite place, elements from nature, calming pictures, chimes, and quiet instrumental music.

Make room for silence.
While silence and kids may be a contradiction in terms, you can still try to
include silent breaks in your daily routine. For example, if you always listen to the radio or music when you drive, make it a family practice to have a few minutes of silence at the beginning and end of the car ride, and ask children to notice what they see, hear, and feel during that time.

Honor nature.
Being in nature almost automatically connects us to a sense of something larger than ourselves and lets us disengage from day-to-day preoccupations. Not only can you provide opportunities for your child to be in nature, you can help her focus on fully engaging her senses. For example, pick a place outdoors, and then observe, together, how that spot changes through the seasons.

Check in.
Young children are quite adept at tuning in to their bodies’ signals, but as they get older, cultural conditioning often diminishes this innate ability. Help your child recognize the signs of stress—jumpiness, fast breathing, tight feelings in the chest, tense muscles, and upset stomach—as a first step in teaching him how to release it.

—Elizabeth Marglin

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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