The Scaffold Effect Book by Harold S. Koplewicz

A New Book from the President of the Child Mind Institute

In this new book, The Scaffold Effect, learn how to prevent and counteract the anxiety and emotional fragility prevalent in children and teenagers today—a new parenting philosophy and strategies that give children the tools to flourish on their own.

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The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Child Mind Institute

The Scaffold Effect

About the Book

Just as sturdy scaffolding is necessary when erecting a building but will come down as the structure grows stable, good parenting provides children with steady, warm, emotional nourishment on the path toward independence. Never-ending parental problem-solving and involvement can have the opposite effect, enabling fragility and anxiety over time.

In The Scaffold Effect, world-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz introduces the powerful new and clinically tested idea that this deliberate build-up and then gradual loosening of parental support is the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things and grow from mistakes, and to develop character and strength. Offering the ten building blocks or “planks” of an effective scaffold—from laying a solid foundation to setting limits and minimizing cracks—he expertly guides parents through the strategies they need to raise empowered, capable kids while building parent-child bonds that will survive adolescence and grow stronger into adulthood.

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The Scaffold Effect by Harold S Koplewicz

About the Author

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, is one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. The founding president and director of the Child Mind Institute in New York City and San Mateo, California, he has been repeatedly named in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and New York magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York.” He has appeared on Today, CBS News, CNN, Oprah, and Anderson Cooper 360 and he is quoted regularly in the New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City.

Available February 2021 everywhere books are sold.
Order your copy today from one of these retailers or anywhere you buy books.

The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Child Mind Institute

What People are Saying

“Harold Koplewicz brings science and clinical experience together with his own family experiences to create a book that is always practical and compassionate, and manages to be firm, gentle, and encouraging in all the right ways.”

—Perri Klass, MD, professor of journalism and pediatrics at NYU and author of A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

“The Scaffold Effect is an engaging, practical, and even humorous guide through the challenges and opportunities of parenting.”

—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child

“Full of vivid examples of the evergreen effectiveness of scaffolding—the best way to support children as they grow (and grow away from us)—it’s a book for the ages.”

—Wendy Mogel, New York Times bestselling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

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