Looking at ADHD Differently

  Looking at ADHD differently  By, Megan Slater       As a parent of children with AD/HD, I found comfort in researching what the diagnosis really meant for our family.  I felt validated as I read the classic symptoms described by my children’s doctor and on informational websites.  Yes!  My children struggle with these things, and […]

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What Are the Symptoms of ADHD?

What Are the Symptoms of ADHD? By, Laurie Laird  Reference: mentalhealth.about.com/cs/familyresources/l/bladd.htm ADHD is not like a broken arm, or strep throat, it does not have clear physical signs that can be seen in an x-ray or a lab test. ADHD can only be identified by looking for certain characteristic behaviors and these behaviors vary from person […]

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When is it Time to Look into Residential Treatment for Your Child?

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Bringing your child to a residential treatment center (RTC) is initially a heart-wrenching and painful experience.  For me, it was easily the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.  We pulled out of the driveway and I put my head on the steering wheel and cried.  You are deeply engaged at that point […]

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Maintaining Hope at New Haven

Some might say that being a maintenance man at an all girls residential treatment center may not play a role in the students’ treatment or care, but I would disagree.  I have worked at New Haven Residential Treatment Center for the past seven years. For me, maintaining the property holds the same responsibility as the […]

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 41

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Dec. 31: Make a resolution to continue looking for meaningful opportunities to bond and connect through the New Year!

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 40

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Dec. 30: Write a 2012 family update and send it out to friends and relatives. Consider including pictures, stories, and fond memories. Putting together a letter like this can be a great way to connect with more distant relationships.

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 39

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Dec. 29: Go out and make a snowman together with a loved one. Snow angels, snow forts, sculptures and snow ball fights can also be great bonding time as a family. Bring your video camera!

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 38

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Dec. 28: Enjoy a complete meal fondue stile! Why? ‘Cause it’s awesome!

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When we cannot protect our children…

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News of mass violence leaves most of us feeling grieved, angry, and baffled. But the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, was especially stunning.  The killings took place in a quiet, close knit, “safe,” virtually crime-free community.  The school had just implemented new security measures designed to protect students by keeping […]

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Holiday Relationship Building Day 37

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Dec. 27: Visit someone you haven’t seen in a while. If they are too far away to visit, make it a point to reach out to them through a letter, card, phone call, etc. Renewing lost connections to celebrate what’s passed and what is to come can be enriching. Furthermore, it is a great reminder […]

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