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The Power of Giving Yourself a Break

February 16, 2021

Our society is unforgiving to parents, even those (and sometimes especially those) who are trying their hardest. Mom shaming, when people bully and criticize others for their parenting choices — from breastfeeding (or not breastfeeding), letting their kids eat sugar, going back to work, deciding to stay home — is cause for so much unnecessary insecurity and sadness.

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Tips for Instilling Confidence in Kids

February 9, 2021

“Less is more” might just be the key to raising resilient kids, according to psychiatrist Dr. Harold Koplewicz. The author of “The Scaffold Effect” joins Hoda and Jenna to explain why the less parents try to fix situations for their children, the more independent they’ll become.

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The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We’re Desperate to Go)

February 8, 2021

THE SCAFFOLD EFFECT by Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist and president of the non-profit The Child Mind Institute is a valuable new resource for parents who want guidance in this difficult time.

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COVID Impact On Children: Experts Say It’s Important For Parents To Validate Their Kids’ Feelings, Impose Daily Routines

February 8, 2021

Dr. Laura Phillips is a neuropsychologist with the Child Mind Institute in Midtown. She said it’s important for parents to make sure their kids have a daily routine that includes physical activity, which is critical; they make time for socially distanced or Zoom playdates, and limit exposure to news.

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Self-Care Is Hard To Come By As A Parent Right Now. Do It Anyway.

February 3, 2021

A new book from The Child Mind Institute, which is at the forefront of kids and mental health in America, examines how parents can raise resilient, able children. “The Scaffold Effect” provides parents with the necessary tools to “build up” their kids so that as children age, the parental support can be loosened and they can successfully function on their own.

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Why Does My Toddler Make Me So Mad? Here’s What a Child Psychologist Has to Say

February 3, 2021

Janine Domingues, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, told me that the challenges I face with my toddler and the feelings of frustration are something that many parents face. "You are not alone," she said. "Developmentally, a toddler's brain is developing and changing at rapid speed, and that comes with exhibiting intense emotions, acquiring language, and yet not having the full capability of expressing what they want or need.

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Why your kid’s dark pandemic play is normal—and healthy

February 3, 2021

Not enough studies have been done yet to ascertain what’s actually occurring in the brain while children are engaging in this sort of play. But Laura Phillips, a neuropsychologist with the Child Mind Institute in New York City, says scientists can look to what’s going on in adult brains when they’re in creative problem-solving mode. Based on MRI research, Russ says, mind-wandering and improvisation activate a different area of the brain from logical, critical thinking. When adults are trying to solve a problem, they go back and forth between these modes.

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Advice on Raising Resilient Kids During the Covid-19 Pandemic

February 2, 2021

The pandemic has dealt a tough hand to kids and their parents, with social isolation, distance learning and the constant threat of illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Harold S. Koplewicz says even small steps can help parents foster resilience and self-reliance in their children.

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Focusing On Your Kid’s Bad Behavior Won’t Help Them Reach Their True Potential: Here Are 6 Things to Do Instead

February 2, 2021

We think we see our kids’ challenging behavior and “bad” habits for what they are. But as Parents advisor Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., writes in this excerpt from his new parenting book, The Scaffold Effect, our understanding of our children can be skewed by our own flawed perceptions. Here’s how to retrain your brain and tap into your kid’s true potential.

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California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Child Mind Institute President Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz Discuss Pandemic’s Impact on Youth Mental Health & Telehealth During the Child Mind Institute Summit

January 26, 2021

MSNBC Anchor & NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle moderated Child Mind Institute Summit: Telehealth and the Coronavirus

New York, NY – California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, MD, took part in the Child Mind Institute Summit: Telehealth and the Coronavirus, bringing attention to both the benefits and challenges of healthcare access. The Facebook Live conversation between Dr. Harris and Child Mind Institute President Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, focused on youth mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of telehealth. The event was moderated by Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC news anchor and NBC News senior business correspondent.

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