Children’s Clinic Blog

In Network for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and OPTUM

Posted on August 11, 2015. Category: Children's Clinic Blog

WCS is a network participant for Anthem, OPTUM and Husky health insurance.  We also have the ability to bill for many insurances out of network—please ask us to research your family’s policy.  For questions regarding the programs, please contact Lisa Crowley at the Children’s Outpatient Clinic (860-886-7500)

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Helping Your Child to Improve Focus and Calm Down

Posted on March 11, 2014. Category: Children's Clinic Blog

What if someone told you that there was something that might help your child improve their focus in class, reduce anxiety and stress, better regulate their emotions, help them sleep easier and maybe even make them…..nicer?  And that this “something” was in fact something your child already knows how to do.  In fact, they’re doing it right now.

So, what is this miraculous-sounding something?

Breathing.  Yup.  Just breathing. (more…)

Mysteries of the Teenage Brain Revealed

Posted on January 10, 2014. Category: Children's Clinic Blog

While for many years differences in teen behaviors (from adults and children) were attributed to the influx of hormones or developmental changes they were experiencing, scientists are now realizing that in fact some of those differences are occurring because of what is happening in the brain. (more…)

My Child Has Been Diagnosed with ADHD; What Now?

Posted on January 2, 2014. Category: Children's Clinic Blog

Here are some helpful sites that address both the diagnosis and what parents need to be aware of:

HelpGuide.org

PsychCentral.com

WebMD.com

Above are three sites that were easily found doing a Google search on “parenting a child with ADHD”; there are of course many, many more, but these offer a nice combination of what to do vs. what not to do, along with the basic information any parent who has a child diagnosed with ADHD should know about. (more…)

Dealing with the Holidays

Posted on December 15, 2013. Category: Children's Clinic Blog

Everyone loves the Holidays! Right? Well, some folks definitely love this time of year. For others that list of “to do’s” is more overwhelming and stress-inducing than a cause for cheer. But what if you are raising children who have mental and behavioral health problems or kids who have experienced trauma in their past? Do children experience holiday stress, right along with adults? (more…)