How to stress less (and enjoy more) this holiday season
The holidays can bring pressure to please everyone. Family therapist Jennifer Hartstein has suggestions for taking the stress out: Keep the peace, and communicate about how much you want to spend.
Kids who are addicted to smartphones may have an imbalance in the brain
Teens who can't put away their phones aren't just entranced: Their brains actually have a chemical imbalance, a small new study has found.
How to talk to your kids about the mass shooting in Las Vegas
In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, family psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein joins TODAY to address how to talk to your children about the tragedy. She says that pointing out that
‘Is It Normal’ to keep secrets from your spouse?
In the latest edition of TODAY’s “Is It Normal?” series, family psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein answers relationship questions you might never admit wondering about, including whether it’s normal to sometimes wish you were single instead of married, or to withhold information from your partner.
‘Open dialogue’ is key in preventing teen suicide
Jennifer Hartstein tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer that “open dialogue with your kids” is key in the wake of rising suicide rates among teenagers: “Don’t be afraid to ask them any questions.” She says that if you’re afraid that your teen’s smartphone could be contributing to a problem, take it away from them.
‘Is It Normal’ to monitor your spouse’s social media?
In the latest edition of TODAY’s “Is It Normal?” series, family psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein answers relationship questions you might never admit wondering about, including whether it’s normal to monitor your spouse’s social media. It
Is it normal to have a favorite child (or dislike your spouse)?
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).
How to keep your kids from forgetting what they learned in school
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.”
Screen time and your child’s development: What you need to know
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.
How to talk to your kids about the election
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.
A parent’s guide to tweens and technology: Know how much they can handle
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
How to deal with pushy parents
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
How to raise a successful kid: Must-know tips to keep in mind
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
Text therapy: If your smartphone is charged, the shrink is in
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 on Solving Family Conflict
Dr. Jen Hartstein and Dr. Oz discuss why emotions fuel family conflicts. Watch Now
How to Fight Right
Dr. Oz and Dr. Jen Hartstein explain the steps to resolving any family conflict. Watch Now
The Plan to Resolve Any Family Conflict
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
Study: Social media causing young women more stress
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 on His Food-Pushing Habit
Dr. Oz’s production team exposes his habit of constantly sharing foods with his staff. Watch Now
How to Stop Picky-Eater Behavior in Adulthood
Dr. Oz and clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein explain how you can learn to outgrow childhood eating habits. Watch Now