It’s important to be understanding of how your kids feel–even when you don’t get it. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it over something that seems so minor. Here's how to recognize their feelings.
The past year+ has been full of changes for all of us, with a ton of uncertainty tossed on top. One thing I know—change is the only constant and it's happening ALL the time. And, it can really trigger our anxiety.
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.”
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.
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 6-12th, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. Suicide currently ranks as the second leading cause of death amongst those ages 10-24. Suicide is a preventable death. We
It’s back-to-school time. And this year is certainly shaping up to be different than any other. Planning is challenging and the news we receive continues to change. Just when you think you are ready to
1: Why did you choose to become a therapist? When I was young, I always knew that I liked helping people. In high school, I took a psychology class and everything just “clicked.” I knew
Want to boost your mood this spring? Get cleaning - seriously! In addition to having a fresh and organized space, cleaning has been proven to improve your mood.
Dr. Jennifer Hartstein and Jessica Lahey joined MPR News to talk about snowplow parenting, what it is and how it affects children. They also gave some guidance for overeager parents who just want their children to succeed.
It’s ridiculously hard to watch your child struggle. But being a “fixer” could hurt them more.
It’s no secret that parents want their children to be successful. They’ve raised them and want to make sure they have the best opportunities in life. Different parents take this idea to different extremes, though.
Several years ago, I was sitting with my niece, who was 9 at the time. I was doing some research on self-esteem in girls, and she was reading over my shoulder. She was surprised by
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.
At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, the rapper Logic performed a new song. The song, 1-800-273-8255, is the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. According to the director of the organization, in the three
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.
Learn how to teach kids how to handle failure and disappointment, so they can persevere in an unfair world.
“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
It’s important to be understanding – even when you don’t get where you child is coming from. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it
The first thing you can do to avoid being overly anxious in every day situations is to slow down, both your thinking and actions. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses some ways to