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Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 14, 2019 Tourette”s Disorder

I really like to use my blogs to help educate the public about mental illness and mental health issues in general. This particular illness certainly is an example of how a neurological disorder has both physical and emotional consequences. Tourette’s Disorder is a movement disorder that starts in...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Stress Relief with Abdominal Breathing

Stress is everywhere. No one is immune. Summer is over and most of us are back into a regular schedule of helping kids with homework, driving carpools, managing household issues etc. Many of us struggle to find better ways to manage our levels of stress. We can’t always race off to the gym in the...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 16, 2019 Dyslexia

Summer vacation is officially over and our children are back in school. For some kids, school is exciting, a place to mingle with friends and enjoy learning “cool stuff”. For other kids, and their parents, school signals endless nights of frustration, tantrums and tears. This is particularly so for...
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Free Therapy Thursday: With Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme

This past Thursday Dr. Ducharme visited with Allan Mike & May. Elaine talked about Mental Health and September is Suicide Prevention Month. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 or www.suicideprevention.org ), is available not only to people who are thinking about suicide,...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 2, 2019 Abdominal Breathing

The world seems to get more stressful each day. Whether it is another mass shooting, political issues, electronics, finances, family issues etc it is easy to feel out of control. I would like to share a simple way to relieve stress quickly. Try this exercise: begin by closing your eyes and focusing...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Building Resilience in Kids August 26, 2019

Some days I wonder about the effects of our newer parenting styles. We try so hard to make sure our kids feel like winners. We want them to feel special and be at the top. This all sounds good initially. But, one of the consequences seems to be that a lot of kids don’t know how to handle losing or...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Back to School Tips for Morning Routine August 19, 2019

Summer has been great. But often kids and parents have become used to sleeping late and living a more relaxed life with a lot less scheduling. Here are some tips for parents to help kids get back in the groove and avoid chaos in the morning? Think Routine, Routine Routine! 1. Make a list of the...
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Free Therapy Thursday: With Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme

This past Thursday Dr. Ducharme visited with Allan Mike & May. Elaine offered tips on how to avoid conflict when talking about your kids to your ex-spouse. Listen on demand here.
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Grandparenting...one of the true joys of life July 29, 2019

I always wanted children. And I have loved being a mom. Although being a parent is the hardest job any of us will ever have, it has always been my first love. Sure, there were days when I was exhausted and on occasion thought of running away...for an hour or two. But, I feel truly blessed to have...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog July 22, 2019 Phone Etiquette, Mindfulness and Privacy

Recently I had a manicure. It was a lovely 40 minutes carved out of my day. I chatted a bit with the manicurist. True, English was not her native language, but we certainly could communicate. When we were not talking, I took time to breath and relax. I noticed that the woman next to me had 2 phones...
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