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What are the symptoms of an anger control problem?

Symptoms of an anger control problem include consistent, underlying irritability, a snappish attitude and overly strong reactions to certain situations. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explains these unpleasant red flags. Learn [...]

How can I prevent road rage?

To prevent road rage, there are lifestyle tips you can follow to help keep you calmer when you're behind the wheel. In this video, psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, shares these tips and explains how to [...]

How can I manage stress?

Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to get the best of you. In this video, psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein shares a simple approach to successfully managing stress. Stress It is not uncommon [...]

What harm can sexualization of young girls cause?

The sexualization of young girls in the media has increased the incidence of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self-injury and other negative consequences. Watch as psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses how damaging this trend is. [...]

What is self-injury?

Self-injury is a form of emotion regulation that provides relief when emotions are too intense to deal with. Watch psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explain this unhealthy behavior and describes the most common ways people self-injure. [...]

What can I do to stop picking my scabs?

People use scab picking as a stress response because it provides a sense of relief that is reinforced; to change the behavior, you need to recognize it and find healthier responses. Watch psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, [...]

How can I change my response to stress?

We all experience stress and anxiety, and how we deal with it can be positive or negative/risky. Watch as psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, discusses the importance of recognizing negative stress responses and how to make [...]

How can I avoid compulsive shopping?

Compulsive shopping is generally a sign of another emotional issue; we use shopping to regulate our emotions when we are feeling out of control. Watch psychologist Jennifer Hartstein, PsyD, explain some practical tips to avoid [...]

Moms Lie: Surprised?

We all lie. Even the most truthful of us have told a fib at one time or another. Ever have a telemarketer call the house and you pretend you aren't you? Or when your mother [...]

Parents vs. Grandparents: How to find balance

Grandparents are important in children’s lives, but the relationship between grandparents and the parents can sometimes be difficult. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and [...]