As TODAY’s new “Is It Normal?” series continues, family psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein answers relationship questions you might never admit wondering about, including whether it’s OK to have a favorite child (it’s normal, but you shouldn’t play favorites) or even dislike your spouse sometimes (it’s only natural, as long as you still love them).
It’s natural for kids to want to relax during summer vacation, but how do you avoid them forgetting what they’ve learned during the school year? Psychologist Jennifer Hartstein and teacher Nicholas Ferroni have sound advice on how to avoid the dreaded “summer slide.”
Today’s kids are the first generation to grow up in the age of digital media: What effect is it having on them? Psychologist Jennifer Hartstein tells TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager that the news isn’t all bad: Using apps on smartphones and tablets is more active than just watching television.
Dr. Jennifer Hartstein tells TODAY that whether you’re happy or sad about the victory of Donald Trump, children are absorbing the energy and reactions of the adults around them. She shares tips on how to help your kids make sense of the election.
According to a recent report, teens spend about nine hours a day using media for their enjoyment, and some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day. Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein joins TODAY’s Savannah [...]
Some parents (you know who you are) get a little too competitive on the sidelines of their kids’ sporting events. How can you encourage your children to do their best on the playing field [...]
Child psychologist Jen Hartstein and family physician Dr. Deborah Gilboa share the best ways to introduce activities to your children, share what they call “the magic age,” and explain the difference between motivating and [...]
A new crop of smartphone apps promise to make visiting the therapist as easy as posting to Facebook. Experts say they'll never replace flesh and blood therapists. But maybe they don't have to. Watch [...]
Dr. Jen Hartstein and Dr. Oz discuss why emotions fuel family conflicts. Watch Now
Dr. Oz and Dr. Jen Hartstein explain the steps to resolving any family conflict. Watch Now
Virtually every family has experienced some sort of conflict between its members. Maybe it’s a fight between siblings over who gets their mother’s china, or an argument between spouses about parenting or a disagreement with [...]
Psychologist Jennifer Hartstein joins TODAY to reveal three things parents should know when it comes to social media. Researchers suggest that anxiety and depression has increased in girls ages 11 to 13, and that [...]
Dr. Oz’s production team exposes his habit of constantly sharing foods with his staff. Watch Now
Dr. Oz and clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein explain how you can learn to outgrow childhood eating habits. Watch Now
Dr. Oz, nutritionist Heidi Skolnik, etiquette expert Thomas Farley and clinical psychologist Jen Hartstein explain the difference between normal and disruptive eating habits. Watch Now
Dr. Jen Hartstein Explains Functional Firstborns – Learn what your birth order says about your health and personality. Watch Now
Dr. Jen Hartstein joins the Dr. Oz Show, as she explains that firstborns may have the highest risk for insulin resistance and why. Watch Now
Psychologist Jennifer Hartstein and TODAY parents contributor Amy McCready discuss how to talk to your kids of all ages about the birds and the bees. Watch Now
Mom and journalist Emily Wax-Thibodeaux tells TODAY about the critical response she said she got from strangers who observed her feeding her infant son formula. She was unable to breast-feed because of breast cancer. [...]
TODAY utilizes eye-tracking software to pinpoint where on their own bodies people’s eyes focus when they analyze their own reflections. Cynthia Bulik, a psychiatry professor, and Jennifer Hartstein, a clinical psychologist, join TODAY to [...]