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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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Teens & the Pandemic

March 19, 2021

Kids open up about the stress of the pandemic on Good Morning America.

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Instagram unveils new safety features to protect minors

March 16, 2021

"For most tweens in particular who are just getting online, parents are setting boundaries where they're saying, 'If it isn't already a friend you can verify, there shouldn't really be a reason why you're messaging with somebody,'" said Dave Anderson, clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute.

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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.

More at The Wall Street Journal