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Screentime

ScreenTime and Kids: iPads, Computers, Phones – Oh My!

By Andrea Granath, LCSW Screens.  The world we live in today is swamped with these magical machines and we now measure screentime as part of daily living. As adults, we often have no choice but to be a part of the tech world.  We need them for work, for family scheduling, for communicating and of…

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If you have a teenager with ADHD the Center for NeuroPotential in Branford, Connecticut can help

Are you the Parent of a Teenager with ADHD?

If you are the parent of a teenager with ADHD, then you probably see some weaknesses, as well as some strengths, in the area of executive skills. What are executive skills? They are the skills that your teen needs to be able to manage different tasks, problems and emotions that he/she will confront on a…

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The Center for NeuroPotential can help your kids get back into a routine after the holidays.

Getting Back On Track After the Holidays

      So, the holidays are over, but the kids are still in vacation mode.  They have had over a week of fun, free time and family gatherings.  Add to that a diet that has probably consisted of things that are less than healthy.  January can truly be a month that starts out feeling…

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Holiday stress

Holiday Stress

Holdiay Stress for Everyone (Even the kids!)                             Christmas, Hanukkah and all the celebrated December holidays are notorious for increasing our stress levels not only as individuals but also as families.  The reason is CHANGE! Holiday time schedules and activities are often very different than what our children are accustomed to during typical non-holiday months.  …

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Bedtime

Bedtime!

So often, parents and care givers struggle with bedtime routines for their growing children. So often, parents and care givers struggle with bedtime routines for their growing children.  It is recommended that school age children get 10-11 hours of sleep nightly and teens at least 9 hours.  Parents want night time rituals and practices to…

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