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How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant. Jennifer Hartstein, an adolescent psychologist in New York who specializes in anxiety and depression, said that in the absence of “age-old markers” of wellness, “we have to pivot and look at kids differently.”

Dealing with COVID-19 Fatigue

It’s been quite the year. That may be the understatement of all understatements. We’ve been locked down, shaken up and living in uncertainty for many months. Everyone is looking for, and hoping for, some stability.

Put Down the Phone!

Putting down your phone, turning off your social media and email, and taking some time away from your phone screen may be just the break you need.

The Importance of Setting Limits For Your Child

Rules are a natural part of life, and having guidelines helps kids learn how to manage in different situations. While parents know that this kind of structure is important, it’s often challenging to establish and maintain rules at home.

Spreading Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer The past year+ has been challenging for us all. As we watched the

What is anticipatory anxiety?

Anticipatory anxiety is the stress we feel before we even enter into a situation we are worried about. Watch psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explain how this type of anticipation can be positive and negative, and

What is an anxiety filter?

An anxiety filter is the thing that colors how we see the world, usually in a way that's negative or stressful. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses what the term anxiety filter means,