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The YouTube Parents Who are Turning Family Moments into Big Bucks

May 18, 2017

Child psychologists say that most kids are very resilient and can adapt to the circumstances in which they are brought up, including fame, but they warn that there are danger areas in family vlogging. “All children want to please their parents,” says Harold Koplewicz, a psychiatrist and head of the Child Mind Institute, who adds that the DaddyOFive pranks were clearly abusive.

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Child Mind Institute Honors Patrick J. Kennedy and Tony Nominated Dear Evan Hansen at Annual Change Maker Awards

May 18, 2017

As a part of its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign, the Child Mind Institute’s 3rd annual Change Maker Awards honored several individuals and organizations that are making positive change in children’s mental health and raising awareness of the need for early intervention to help kids lead healthy lives.

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A psychologist debunks the claim that fidget spinners help kids focus

May 18, 2017

Fidget spinners are everywhere these days. You can buy them on any street corner for a few dollars, and both kids and adults are obsessed with them. The companies that make these hot new gadgets claim they help relieve stress and anxiety and can help kids with ADHD focus. David Anderson, PhD, a clinical psychologist from the Child Mind Institute, shares his thoughts on spinners.

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10 Ways to Help Kids Concentrate

May 17, 2017

Children will not be able to concentrate if they're tired or hungry, or if they haven't been able to run around. That's why sleep, diet and exercise are so important, said David Anderson, a clinical psychologist and director of the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute in New York City.

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Reese Witherspoon Plays ‘Speak Out’

May 17, 2017

The Oscar-winning actress was all smiles while playing Ellen's too-funny phrase-guessing game which raised $10,000 for the Child Mind Institute.

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Dare to Let the Children Plan Your Vacation

May 16, 2017

Parents should model good decision-making for small children and give them a small but growing role as they go through school, says Dave Anderson, a clinical psychologist with the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit mental-health organization in New York City. He advises parents to progress through “I do, we do, you do” stages of coaching from childhood through the teen years, with a goal of instilling independent decision-making skills.

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Howie Mandel Opens Up About His Mental Health, And The Importance Of Talking To People

May 15, 2017

To highlight Mental Health Month, Child Mind Institute — a non-profit which aims to help families and kids living with mental health conditions. — has teamed up with with 31 celebrities for their My Younger Self campaign.

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Do Fidget Spinners Really Help With ADHD? Nope, Experts Say

May 11, 2017

“The most frequent thing we say to parents with an unfortunately disheartened tone is that if something appears like it’s an easy fix for mental health difficulties, it’s probably too good to be true,” says Dr. David Anderson, a clinical psychologist and senior director of the ADHD and Behavioral Disorders Center at the New York-based nonprofit Child Mind Institute.

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Number of teens with suicidal thoughts has doubled in 10 years

May 8, 2017

“Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents, and gay teens are four times more likely than straight teens to attempt suicide,” according to Harold S. Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute.

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Keke Palmer Brings Awareness To Mental Health By Sharing Her Own Experience

May 7, 2017

Palmer shares her experience with anxiety and depression, revealing, "We all have our trials and errors with different things in our lives. Everything is not the end of the world. I realized, as I got older, I would love to have told myself that."

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