Dr. Elaine Ducharme
We all say our kids are precious. We spend so much time trying to meet their needs…maybe even too much time. We devote our afternoons, evenings and week-ends to their soccer and dance lessons. We want them to be happy.
In today’s 24/7 society, work frequently intrudes into employee’s personal lives during evenings, weekends, vacations and holidays.
The kids are out of school for summer. They are already complaining about being bored, Dr Ducharme visited Allan Mike & Mary last Thursday and spoke about how to deal with the stressors of summertime.
I was watching the news the other day and was really struck by a story about adult kids moving back home. In the past I have written about this and the various issues that can arise for both parents and kids in this situation. But, the problem seems to be getting worse and the label Boomerang Kids has now taken hold.
I published this blog last year. But, way too many children continue to die after being left in in a hot car. It is almost always accidental. Few people do this on purpose. And yet, it continues to happen.
Stress is everywhere. No one is immune. And many of us struggle with how to manage our levels of stress. We can’t always race off to the gym in the middle of a day or right before a difficult meeting or interview. But we can learn to relax by breathing properly.
With Fathers Day on the horizon, Dr Ducharme visited Allan Mike & Mary last Thursday and spoke about how many men don’t handle stress very well. She had some helpful suggestions to share.
I have spent most of my career working with individuals who have suffered some type of trauma. As a nurse, I dealt with both physical and emotional trauma as children and families coped with illness, accidents and death.
Last night I had the honor of watching a live interview with Elie Wiesel. Mr. Wiesel is a noted Holocaust survivor and an award-winning novelist, journalist, and human rights activist.
What message are we sending to our kids?