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How to talk to our kids about traumatic events, according to a 9/11 responder

May 17, 2021

David Anderson's core message for parents struggling with difficult disclosure decisions is quite simple: "Your children are ready to hear about what's going on in the world — from you." That's much better, he argues, than their hearing about it from others — especially someone who's not "a close attachment figure" with whom children can more easily process their feelings. "The real question is," he prods, "are you ready to tell them?"

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Eyewitness News at 5

May 11, 2021

"For families that have experience financial hardship, job loss, housing loss or more intense domestic conflict as a result of the pandemic, kids are feeling that stress." David Anderson, Vice President, School and Community Programs at the Child Mind Institute.

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The News With Shepard Smith

May 11, 2021

Jamie M. Howard, Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Child Mind Institute, discusses the 'false sense of self-esteem' that editing selfies gives girls on The News With Shepard Smith.

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Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents.

May 10, 2021

“The group that is suffering the most” in terms of isolation “is 13- to 24-year-olds,” said Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute in New York City. “They are losing out on being allowed to separate. They’re having trouble with their academic goals. Many of the things they have been working for are gone.”

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Gabourey Sidibe, Who’s Struggled with Depression, Launches Child Mind Institute’s New Campaign

May 3, 2021

Founding president of Child Mind Institute, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, emphasizes the importance of role models speaking out about mental health issues. He says their efforts encourage children who are struggling to seek help.

"Our children continue to face great challenges after a year of far reaching disruption brought by the pandemic," says Dr. Koplewicz. "The messages from these role models and brave children go a long way to offer hope, encouragement and inspiration."

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‘My Son Misses School Without Masks’—How Parents of Kids With Autism Can Help Their Kids Adjust to Our New Normal

April 30, 2021

Dr. Martin says she likes to start by reminding parents that at this point in the pandemic we know a lot more about COVID than we used to, and that’s your secret superpower. “It’s normal for parents to feel some residual anxiety. But a lot of the uncertainty has been removed, enough to give certainty to our children,” says Dr. Martin.

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Why Are Some Kids Leaders and Others Followers?

April 28, 2021

According to Dr. Jerry Bubrick, senior psychologist at the Child Mind Institute Anxiety Disorder Center, being assertive is optimal, as kids who are assertive have higher self-confidence and self-esteem.

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How to Spot Depression in Young Children

April 4, 2021

Rachel Busman, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York City, said that it can be hard to think about depression in younger children because we picture childhood as a time of innocence and joy. But as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression, she said. And children with anxiety disorders, which are present in more than 7 percent of children aged 3 to 17, are also at risk for depression.

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Mom’s lesson for kids on anti-Asian violence goes viral on TikTok

March 23, 2021

Jennifer Louie, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Louie, a Chinese American, said Park's approach is a positive one.

"It's OK to be uncomfortable, and for you to not know how to do it because our parents didn't really know how to do it," Louie told "GMA." "That is a cultural thing. It's not just because we Asian Americans as a culture wanted to assimilate and that was the way many families thought. It's also a general tendency to avoid negative emotions and difficulty expressing emotions."

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More schools are reopening. Here’s how to prepare kids for The Return.

March 22, 2021

“Our children are going to show signs or symptoms of anxiety when they reenter,” says Harold Koplewicz, founder of the Child Mind Institute and author of “The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety.” And because parents are so relieved their children are getting back to school, “we won’t understand why they’re not happy.”

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