Consequences for opting out

Long Island represents one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, and one of the most populated areas by total numbers. Encompassing areas that make up some of the key residential and even political areas of the country, Long Island is often a good benchmark to use when looking at attitudes towards […]

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How to Handle Stress Around the Holidays

The holiday season is a time when family and friends should be able to come together, relax, and reflect on the year that has been. However, for millions around the world, the holidays can be a time of stress where a lack of preparation could soon derail the spirit of the season. Staying grounded during […]

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Spotting the Signs of Autism in Children

In the past few decades the rate of autism diagnosis has grown dramatically. In the 1980s, the prevalence of autism was generally recorded as 1 in 10000 children. Today, 1 child in every 88 is diagnosed with the disorder. Thanks to a deeper understanding of the condition, and a wider medical consensus on the warning […]

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Where to See Christmas Lights 2017!

Jones Beach Magic of Lights – Wantagh November 17 – December 31, 2017 This much-anticipated event is back this year with all of your favorite holiday characters and the spectacular tunnel of lights. Pile the family into the car and drive through 2.5 miles of light displays with animation that will capture the imaginations of […]

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What Every Child Should Know About Handling Bullies

BY: Stacy Pellettieri, LCSW-R   When we become parents, we take on the role of loving, protecting, teaching and guiding our little ones through life.  When they are small we can protect them from almost everything.  But this imaginary bubble we place our children in inevitably pops and they become vulnerable to the world around […]

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Should Children Be Forced To Share?

Should Children Be Forced To Share?   By: Stacy Pellettieri, LCSW-R   Getting young children to share is no easy task!  As parents, we just want to do the best we can to raise kind, caring, successful, happy, well adjusted kids.  Simple enough, right? Not!  When you see your precious little one at the park […]

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What every Parent Needs to Know about ADHD

By: Stacy Pellettieri, LCSW-R Clinical Director and Founder Long Island Counseling  What most people know ADHD to be is an impairment in one’s ability to focus and to remain seated. Simply put, when we think of ADHD we think of the child that exhibits an exuberant amount of energy and can’t pay attention. Although this […]

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