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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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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog June 24, 2019 Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence 

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog June 10, 2019 Summertime Safety and Fun

Summer vacation is here. While the kids are shouting with joy, parents may find themselves trying not to shout. Having the kids home all day for 8 weeks can be a challenge. It is really important to remember that kids still do best when they have some structure. So, while flexibility is important...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog June 3, 2019 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

I frequently like to use this blog post to help people understand the various forms of mental illness. Knowledge allows us to understand, find treatment and extend kindness to those affected. Today, I want to talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. What is it Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog May 20, 2019 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

As part of Mental Health Awareness month I am devoting this blog to a discussion of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts (obsessions) or actions (compulsions)...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog May 13, 2019 Kids Dying in Hot Cars

Although our weather has been rainy and cold, we have had a few hot days and summer is just around the corner. I first published this blog post a few years ago. I wish I had never had the need to write it. However, too many children and pets continue to die after being left in in a hot car. It is...
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Accepting Self & Others

Dr, Elaine Ducharme was in studio to chat with Allan , Mike & Mary about being accepting ourselves and others. www.drelaineducharme.com Elaine Ducharme Ph.D, ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Psychology Licensed Psychologist 17 Parker Terrace Ext Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone 860-633-8962
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