Why Aren’t Our Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

“The Daly Dose” is written by Jeffrey Daly, M.D.
As a Child Psychiatrist with a busy clinical practice I am continually amazed with the high percentage of my patients who are struggling to get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for good general as well as mental health. Our sleep deprived children are more prone to irritability, low frustration tolerance and difficulty focusing and staying on task. While at times a child’s underlying mental health problem is causing the disrupted sleep, more often it caused by the lack of practicing good sleep hygiene. In our office we are constantly educating our patients and parents on principles of good sleep hygiene. Here are a few of the common issues that need to be addressed. Continue reading

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We are so thrilled to have successfully launched our Program’s new and improved website! We hope that you find the site easy to navigate and extremely helpful as you work with children and families.

Also, we would like to thank our web designers, Engines of Creation, and the IT department at Four Winds Saratoga. We certainly couldn’t have made this site happen without them!

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Extension Granted!

We want to say “Thank You!” to the New York State Office of Mental Health for extending our program’s funding through 2014. Not only are the benefits of our program being recognized through the continuation of our grant, but also by the 250+ PCPs who continue to participate in our trainings, use the telephone consultation line and request referral information.

Most importantly, because of your commitment to the C.A.P.E.S. Program’s services, the true beneficiaries are the children and families in your practice.