Dr. Elaine Ducharme


Dr. Elaine Ducharme Blog August 29, 2016 – Sending Your Child to College

So your child is heading off to college. You all probably have so many dreams about what this will be like. For some families, this transition is relatively smooth. But for most, there are a few bumps along the road…for all of you.

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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Fears of Aging August 22, 2016

or most people, psychological well-being increases later in life, following a well-known U-shaped curve: people report less satisfaction in midlife and more at either end of the age spectrum.



Psychologist Dr Elaine Ducharme: The Back To School Transition

A Checklist of what to do, to be ready for back to school with fewer tears from the kids and you.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog August 8, 2016 Grandma Camp

Grandchildren are very special. We are blessed with 7. Unfortunately they all live quite a distance from us. I miss being able to attend their sporting events and other activities on a regular basis. So, […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog August 1, 2016 The Simple Joys of Summer

Most people that know me are acutely aware of how much I love the warm weather. It would be a rare moment that someone would hear me complaining about the heat. I don’t even mind […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog July 25, 2016 Talking to Kids about Trauma

We are living in difficult times. Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away. Instead of shielding children from […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Teach Your Kids to Swim and Still Keep Watching July 18,2016

I have just returned from a wonderful family cruise. We had a wonderful time. But my heart is very heavy for another family. We set sail from New Jersey about 4 pm. Around 6 PM […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Independence Day…The Importance of Freedom July 4th 2016

The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. But the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the […]



Kids Dying in Hot Cars Dr. Ducharme’s Blog June 27, 2016

It saddens me to have to write about this yet again. But, way too many children continue to die after being left in in a hot car.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Talking to your Kids in the Aftermath of the Orlando Shooting

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about an event as senseless as the shooting in Orlando. Dr. Ducharme shares her insight.



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