Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Coping with your Adolescent Daughter

A sense of humor will go a long way in helping you survive your daughter’s adolescence and allow her to grow into the kind of young adult who successfully achieves autonomy while forming healthy more mature relationships with you and others.
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National Child-Centered-Divorce Awareness Month January 6, 2020

The month of January tends to see a spike in divorce filings, so it is no coincidence that January is recognized as National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month, a time dedicated to alerting parents about the effects of divorce on children – and how to prevent emotional and psychological damage...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog December 30, 2019 Mindful Eating

A few years ago I saw a magazine while standing in line at the supermarket. It was a special edition of TIME entitled , Mindfulness the new science of health and happiness. I quickly browsed through it and decided to buy it. I teach mindfulness quite frequently at my office and certainly attempt to...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog December 16, 2019 Holiday Wishes

I have been talking a lot about handling stress and controlling calories during the holiday season. But I want to take this opportunity to ask you to think about what this holiday really means to you. And, to think about the things that meant the most to you during past holidays and family...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Surviving Relatives during the Holidays

This past Thursday Dr. Ducharme visited with Allan Mike & May. Elaine offered tips on how to avoid conflict when talking to your relatives through the holidays. Listen on demand here.
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog December 2, 2019 Importance of Sleep

The holiday season is here. If we look at photos of beautifully decorated homes, fabulous meals and perfectly dressed families we might think it is easy to have a picture perfect holiday. The reality, however, is that perfection is difficult or impossible to achieve and even just navigating...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Thanksgiving 2019 Being Thankful

As I sat down to write this blog I realized that for the last several years my blogs have talked about our nation coping with terrible political divides, mass shootings in schools and religious institutions, catastrophic weather events and individuals finally coming out and talking about past...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 18, 2019 Control Issues

This has been a very interesting month for me. We recently sold the building where I work to another company. Fortunately, I will be staying in my space in the office. However, the new owners are completely renovating the front half of the building, as well as much of the area outdoors. As a result...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 21, 2019 Co Parenting Halloween

Halloween is almost here. This is a holiday truly meant for kids to enjoy. However, divorce brings a number of challenges to families who are trying to co-parent and may or may not all get along. Here are a few tricks to make Halloween a treat for the kids and let the parents enjoy the holiday as...
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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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