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DR. BECKY DOESN'T THINK THE GOAL OF PARENTING IS TO MAKE YOUR KID HAPPY

New York Times, November 2021

 

An interview with clinical psychologist, Dr. Becky Kennedy, of the Good Inside Podcast.

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THE PANDEMIC WORSENED YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS.

New York Times, December 2021

 

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general released a report on how the pandemic impacted youth mental health and actionable steps that can be taken. 

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SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS CAN BE TOXIC. WHY AND HOW THEY MUST CHANGE

The Washington Post, January 2022

 

Vicki Abeles, Chasing Childhood's Impact Producer, pens this op-ed, calling for an urgent revamping of school and parent expectations to remedy the youth mental health crisis. 

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AAP, AACP, CHA DECLARE NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

American Academy of Pediatrics, October 2021

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association have declared a national emergency in children’s mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of existing challenges.

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WHY KIDS MAY BE MELTING DOWN AT SCHOOL

New York Times, October 2021

Teachers across the country on how to support children’s social and emotional learning.

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WHY COVID HAS BROKEN PARENTS' SENSE OF RISK

New York Times, September 2021

Every decision for not-yet-vaccinated kids feels like an unsolvable equation.

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A PACKED SCHEDULE DOESN'T REALLY "ENRICH" YOUR CHILD

New York Times, July 2021

Coming back to the post-pandemic world can be a great chance to take a break from the screens and couch. However, filling your child's schedule with extracurricular activities might just worsen their mental health.

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YES, YOUR KIDS CAN PLAY OUTSIDE ALL WINTER

New York Times, November 2020

The pandemic offers the opportunity to embrace outdoor play, even as temperatures drop. Wondering how to start? See these tips from hikers, campers, and explorers for getting your youngsters outside and keeping them warm!

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TEENS DID SURPRISINGLY WELL IN QUARANTINE

The Atlantic, October 2020

A recent study found that depression rates were down among teens during the pandemic, which experts attribute to the increased sleep and family time that virtual schooling allowed for.

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HOW BOOMER PARENTING FUELED MILLENNIAL BURNOUT

The Atlantic, September 2020

Baby-boomer parents spearheaded the hands-on parenting style, ushering in a culture of young adults who often struggle to stand on their own.

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MAJORITY OF YOUNG ADULTS IN THE U.S. NOW LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS

Time, September 2020

In a tough economy exacerbated by the global pandemic, more young adults are living at home than ever before, surpassing the previous record set in the Great Depression.

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WHEN PLAYTIME AND THE CORONAVIRUS COLLIDE

New York Times, July 2020

Many kids have naturally incorporated germs, masks, and social distancing into their make-believe games, allowing them to process coronavirus's complexities through imagination and free play.

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RISKY PLAY ENCOURAGES RESILIENCE

New York Times, July 2020

With the pandemic pulling parents in different directions, kids have inadvertently been given the opportunity to test limits sans parental hovering.

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A COLLEGE DEGREEE IS NO GUARANTEE OF A GOOD LIFE

The Atlantic, July 2020

What happens when your child announces they don’t want to go to college? One parent weighs the many pros of accepting this decision.

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THIS SUMMER WILL SCAR YOUNG AMERICANS

FOR LIFE

The Atlantic, May 2020

With summer internships, training programs, and seasonal jobs shuttered due to coronavirus, members of Generation Z will struggle to sustain themselves this summer. Many will suffer lasting economic effects.

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DEAR THERAPIST: I STAKED MY IDENTITY ON ATTENDING AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL

The Atlantic, May 2020

In response to a devastated young reader's submission, columnist Lori Gottlieb reminds us that "When one door closes, another one opens," even when it comes to college acceptance madness.

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IT'S NOT CHILDREN'S EDUCATION WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT, IT'S THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Forbes, May 2020

In addition to its practical challenges, at-home learning during COVID-19 threatens to interfere with children's social and emotional development, posing potential long-term mental health risks for today's young people.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICAN CHILDHOOD?

The Atlantic, April 2020

With rates of anxiety, depression and suicide on the rise for young people in recent decades, research suggests that specific changes in parenting can offer potential solutions to this crisis

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REAL-LIFE LESSONS TO TEACH YOUR KID AT HOME DURING THE PANDEMIC

Huffington Post, April 2020

In the midst of the pandemic's online and at-home schooling, parents and children can press pause, choosing instead to practice some simple life lessons together: baking a cake, growing a plant, or even just listening to an audiobook. These types of activities teach children how to interact with the world around them.

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THE AGE OF CODDLING IS OVER

New York Times, April 2020

 

Opinion: "I’m hoping this moment launches a change in the way we raise and train all our young, at all ages. I’m hoping it exorcises the tide of 'safetyism,' which has gone overboard."

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TURN YOUR DEMANDING CHILD INTO A PRODUCTIVE CO-WORKER

New York Times, April 2020

Quarantine offers a unique opportunity for parents to teach their kids how to occupy themselves, on their own, in an unstructured environment. This gives parents a break and gives children the life-long skill of self-sufficiency.

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STOP TRYING TO RAISE SUCCESSFUL KIDS

The Atlantic, December 2019

In a culture that increasingly focuses on competition and achievement, today’s young people often fail to develop a strong sense of empathy. Parents can counter this by consciously reinforcing the value of kindness.