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Dr. Susan M. Smiga

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
United States

Company Description: Nationally-ranked as one of the top academic medical centers, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to...   more
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Dartmouth Medical School | Teen Mental Health Project
www.dartmouthcoopproject.org, 7 April 2014 [cached]
Susan Smiga Co-Investigator Susan.M.Smiga@dartmouth.edu
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Susan Smiga
Meet Our Senior Staff | Wediko
www.wediko.org, 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
Psychiatrist, Wediko School: Dr. Susan Smiga
Member of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry team, the clinical practice of the Dartmouth Medical School Department of Psychiatry
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www.delawareonline.com : The News Journal : DELAWARE PARENT : Routine keeps holidays more nice than naughty
www.delawareonline.com, 19 Nov 2001 [cached]
Balancing the needs of children with the demands of holiday schedules is key, said Susan Smiga, associate professor of psychology at the University of California-San Francisco.
"I think you want to let them slide a little bit," she said."At the same time, kids benefit from structure."
For instance, bedtime can be an important part of the routine to maintain, even during holiday celebrations, said Smiga, director of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF.
"You don't want them to have their schedule disrupted ... or have less sleep just because of the holidays," she said."Then you've got a battle, and it's difficult for everyone."
Helping kids maintain control through the hectic holiday season can help ease a stressful time, Smiga said.She recommends giving them age-appropriate choices when possible.
"For instance," she said, "if normally the kids need to be in bed by 8 p.m., you might want to let them stay up until 9 p.m., as long as the chores are done - or something along that line.That allows the child to have some control."
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Smiga said it's also important for parents to balance it for themselves.
Parents need to make time to enjoy the holiday with their children, she said.And remembering to mold the sense of generosity parents want to engender in their children is essential -- teaching them to give as well as to accept gifts graciously.
"Parents feel guilty if they're not buying everything on the list," she said."Try to focus on the other aspects of the holiday season."
And maintain a household routine.
"Even good things happening in our lives can be disruptive to the routine," Smiga said.
FYI
For tips on discipline and maintaining routines during the holidays, go to http://www.parenthood.com/
For more serious concerns about childhood behavior or disorders, go to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, http://www.aacap.org/
Statewide manhunt for girl's killer / TIPS FOR PARENTS: Keeping kids safe without passing on adult fears
www.sfgate.com [cached]
Dr. Susan Smiga, child psychiatrist at the Children's Center at UC San Francisco's Langley Porter Institute, recommends that parents don't let young children watch news accounts of the slaying.Her advice: Turn off the television but be available to talk to children who have questions about the tragedy.
Smiga said parents should look for symptoms of nervousness or clinginess.They might use the kidnapping to talk to children about what they can do to prevent bad things from happening, she said.
ROLE-PLAYING EXERCISES
Experts say children should be taught personal safety the way they are taught about car and fire safety.The instruction should begin as young as 4 years old and be reinforced with role-playing exercises, they say.
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