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How to be a better parent during the pandemic

February 25, 2021

Make small changes and form new habits while you’re all stuck at home, and it will bring long-term benefits, child psychiatrist Dr. Harold Koplewicz tells Rachel Carlyle.

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How to Help Your Kid Like School More

February 19, 2021

Some good news: kids are great at learning. When children are interested in a topic and in a safe environment, their willingness to learn is a joy to witness. Their brains naturally notice what's new in their environment and directs their attention to novelty, says Jodi Musoff, M.A., M.Ed., an education specialist at the Child Mind Institute in New York.

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What is scaffold parenting? It could be the key to help kids adjust to post-pandemic life

February 18, 2021

The coronavirus vaccine hopes to “normalize” life for young people and bring them back to school, activities and friends. But we can’t underestimate how destabilizing reentry will be. Parents who are struggling with burnout, anxiety and isolation have to now adjust to the next “new normal” for their children: letting them go.

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Expert Tips on How to Help Kids Reengage with Each Other in a Post-Pandemic World

February 17, 2021

"If a child hasn’t seen another peer in a long time and you’re reintroducing him or her to the social scene, kids may shy away, and that’s ok .... That doesn’t mean there’s regression, or that they will not be able to form healthy relationships. They just need some warm-up and practice."
Janine Domingues, clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute

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Five New York City Students Have Died by Suicide This School Year

February 17, 2021

Sarper Taskiran, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute, said he and his colleagues are seeing a significant increase in depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders because of the pandemic. Kids, particularly those predisposed to mental-health issues, are suffering because of boredom, family conflict and being cut off from their friends and normal activities, he said.

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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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