Child & Adolescent Related Content

Podcast: Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Jenn talks to Jennifer Anderson about ways to address picky eating in your kids. Jenn and Jennifer talk about what picky eating looks like at different ages and when to seek support. Jennifer discusses ways to introduce new foods without being forceful, shares tips and tricks to reduce stress around...

Video: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latinx Teens

The Latinx community in the United States is very diverse and includes people from many different nations and cultural origin. Despite the uniqueness of so many of the community’s members, many experience similar challenges when trying to handle—and address—mental health. According to NAMI, more...

Video: Addressing and Preventing Self-Harm in Kids & Teens

Growing up is difficult, and can result in a barrage of overwhelming thoughts and emotions in kids and teens. Self-harm is a way that they may try to cope with strong feelings they’re experiencing—but it’s also a sign of serious distress, may point to other mental health concerns, and could have...

Podcast: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Jenn talks to Julie Cullen about the anxiety that can come with transitioning back to school. Julie shares tips and tricks to feel more excited about the upcoming school year, provides methods for lowering anxiety for both children and adults, and answers audience questions about how we can all feel...

Video: Understanding ADHD in Kids & Teens

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in kids and teens. However, it can also affect adults if left undiagnosed or unaddressed. It can have an impact on the emotions and behaviors of children, and it can affect their ability to...

Video: Lessons Learned From Working With Displaced Youth

Presented by Wahab Yousafzai, MBBS, FCPS, Shifa International Hospital Islamabad. In this talk on displaced populations, Yousafzai discusses various aspects of human displacement, including social and emotional consequences and possible interventions. Yousafzai has worked with displaced persons in...

Video: Recognizing Trauma in Adults and Young People

Presented by Sophia L. Maurasse, MD, McLean Hospital. Whether a distressing event will lead to trauma doesn’t solely rely on the event or the individual person. In this talk, Maurasse explains how a traumatic experience is dependent on what we bring into the situation, in terms of our genetic makeup...

Video: Building Trust With Kids & Adolescents

There is no handbook to being a successful parent. Mistakes are bound to happen, but establishing trust with your child can help you continue to have a strong bond even after mistakes are made. Trust is a crucial part of parenting—and can start as early as infancy. Being trusting isn’t just a...

Video: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Transitioning back to school can be nerve-wracking for parents and kids alike. Even without a pandemic, starting a new academic year can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and frustrating for everyone involved. So how can we feel emotionally healthy in an unpredictable time for families? And when many...

Podcast: Examining Gender Differences in Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about the relationship between gender and mental health diagnosis and treatment. Roberto discusses the impacts of stereotyping on mental health, highlights differences in presentation of mental illnesses between genders, and answers audience questions on how to be...

Video: Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Mealtime can be difficult with picky eaters. Whether it’s a toddler saying “No!” and throwing food on the floor, or a teenager whose plate is composed of entirely beige foods, picky or fussy eating can turn a family meal into the most stressful part of the day for everyone. Being a finicky eater can...

Video: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

School can be stressful for so many reasons. Whether a child is just starting daycare or finishing up a university degree, the mental toll of education can be overwhelming. New schedules, peer influence, and difficulty learning can all amount to an increase in mental health challenges. How can we...

Podcast: Introducing Mindfulness to Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Gillian Galen about ways to introduce mindfulness to children and adolescents. Gillian provides tips and tricks to make mindfulness practices more second nature to the whole family, and answers questions about how mindfulness can make a positive impact on our kids and ourselves...

Video: Helping Adolescents With Anxiety

Anxiety is something we all have, but too much anxiety has the potential to impact every part of a young person’s life, including their physical health, emotional well-being, and social habits. When a teen is overly anxious, they can feel isolated and misunderstood—and may have a difficult time...

Video: Introducing Mindfulness to Kids & Teens

People of all ages can benefit from mindfulness—and it can be taught to children as early as two or three years old. Mindfulness, simply, is the practice of bringing gentleness and acceptance into whatever is happening in the moment. Kids these days live stressful, fast-paced lives—whether they’re...

Video: Addressing Bullying in Kids & Teens

Bullying can take on many forms and can happen at any time—whether a child is on the playground or on their smartphone. And, sadly, it’s common: as many as 20% of kids and teens report being bullied, but less than half of the kids who say they’re bullied report it to someone of authority. What’s the...

Podcast: How Can We Support Child and Teen Mental Health?

Jenn talks to Dr. Fairlee Fabrett about how parents can support the mental health of their children and teens. Jenn and Fairlee discuss how to manage the stress of our loved ones while keeping our own stress in check and when it is time for family members to talk to a mental health provider. Fairlee...

Video: Engaging With Closed-Off Kids & Teens

Having difficult conversations is challenging, but if they’re handled well, it can bring you closer with your children. Being a caretaker means setting the tone that your kids can come to you with anything they want to talk to you about. Talking about tough subjects helps strengthen your child’s...

Video: Your Most Popular Questions About Anxiety in Kids and Teens

All children and adolescents have, and experience, anxiety—it’s natural for all of us to have some anxiety. But when kids have a lot of anxiety, or don’t know ways to manage it, it can impact their education, their relationships, and their development. It can be tough for children to explain how...

Video: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

After another disrupted school year, kids are adapting to the next new normal: summer vacation. Since screen times have been sky-high, social activities have been disrupted, and outdoor gatherings have been limited, maintaining child and teen mental health may require a little extra effort. So how...