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Jamie M. Howard, PhD, is Child Mind Institute's Director of the Stress and Resilience Program; Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Howard has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teens, and young adults suffering from a range of anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more »
Whether it's a major traumatic event (a school shooting, a hurricane, or getting hurt in an accident) or chronic daily hassles (poor day care, poverty, test-taking or bickering between caregivers at home), kids can have a hard time coping with some of the challenges they face. When children feel overwhelmed and unable to manage situations, it can undermine their ability to do their jobs as kids. Their jobs, of course, are to go to school, concentrate, and learn to the best of their ability; to make and keep friends; and to discover what they enjoy and engage in the activities that are fun to them. It can be troubling for adults to see children struggle to manage situations that tax their ability to cope. The good news is that there are certain things that parents, teachers, and other important grownups can do to help kids cope with trauma and stress. Here are some ideas to help your family cope.
Carol Greenwald is Senior Executive Producer of Children’s Programs at WGBH Boston, where she has been honored with four Emmys and a George Foster Peabody award. As a mother of two, she is proudest of the commendations that recognize her commitment to reaching, and teaching, children. Read more »
Bullying impacts the lives of so many kids here in the United States, including those 4-8, our core Arthur audience. While we've touched upon bullying in past seasons of Arthur, we felt a need to do more, particularly due to the lack of anti-bullying resources for young kids. This week, we address this important issue in two new episodes premiering on PBS KIDS.
An advocate of Ashoka’s “Start Empathy” Initiative, Toni Nagy currently owns a dance studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, and writes for Huffington Post, Salon, AlterNet, and her own blog, Toni Bologna. Read more »
Children are born artists. They love to draw, paint, sculpt, and tell stories. They also tend to appreciate doing these activities with their parents, and as a mom or dad, you can take an active role in your kid's creative identity.