CMI In The News
Pill the Poor?
Oct. 12, 2012 HuffPost Live
Dr. Harold Koplewicz was on HuffPost Live to discuss the New York Times article, "Attention Disorder or Not, Pills to Help in School" and the topic of inappropriately prescribing ADHD medications to low-income kids to boost grades.
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Shame With No Consent
Oct. 11, 2012 HuffPost Live
A panel, including the Child Mind Institute's Dr. Steven Kurtz talks about a dad who posted a shaming picture of his child online. The picture and the new trend of "kid-shaming" causes worry about kid's emotional health in the future. Is it harmless or hurtful?Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Father's online ‘shaming’ of toddler: Cute or cruel?
Oct. 9, 2012 Today
After a 3-year-old accidentally went to the toilet in the shower, her dad posted a photo of her online with a "shame" sign around her neck. The Child Mind Institute's Dr. Steven Kurtz talks about the how this type of shaming is more humiliation than discipline.
Couples and Chores
Sept. 28, 2012 Good Day
Dr. Harold Koplewicz talks to Rosanna Scotto and David Price on Fox's Good Day about a new study out of Norway that found that couples who split the housework evenly are 50 percent more likely to divorce. Dr. Koplewicz says that what isn't evident from the study is whether these couples are both working full-time. With more mothers in the workforce many families have the added stress of splitting chores and childcare that make it more difficult to spend time with each other.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
How to Talk About Porn
Sept. 28, 2012 Huffington Post Live
Dr. Al Ravitz was on Huffington Post Live to talk about a letter that a dad wrote to his son when he found pornography on his computer. Having the sex talk with kids is hard enough but in the age of the internet, how do we handle the new "talk" about online porn? Dr. Ravitz says having an open communication with your kids is important. Parents need to explain that pornography is not an accurate reflection of a normal sexual relationship.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Steven Spielberg Opens Up About His Dyslexia
Sept. 27, 2012 Hollywood.com
Steven Spielberg opened up about his dyslexia but he isn't alone in Hollywood. Several prominent folks, including Henry Winkler, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Anderson Cooper have been open with their diagnoses. Orlando Bloom talked about his dyslexia to the Child Mind Institute, at the 2010 Katz Lecture. During the lecture Bloom said, "Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with."Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Canadian Father Blasted for Liking One Son More Than the Other
Sept. 25, 2012 Good Morning America
The Child Mind Institute's Dr. Jamie Howard talked to ABC's Good Morning America about a daddy blogger who is facing a backlash for publicly acknowledging that he likes his older son more than the younger one. Dr. Howard says that outward displays of child favoritism could have developmental ramifications for children as they grow, especially if a child has gotten this notion that they're not as likable.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
Are drugs essential to our health?
Sept. 25, 2012 The Washington Times
The Washington Times referenced a recent Wall Street Journal article where Dr. Harold Koplewicz wrote about his stance on whether ADHD stimulant medications are being overprescribed. The Washington Times story looks at how the same question could have been posed in relation to just about any disease.Read More View Comments | Add Comment
In the Mixx talks to Hilaria Thomas Baldwin at the Yoga Gives Benefit
Sept. 21, 2012 In the Mixx
In the Mixx host Gina Goirdan visited the Yoga Gives event with celebrity yoga teacher, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. The event supported the Child Mind Institute's financial aid program, which ensures that no child is turned away for financial reasons. Hilaria Thomas Baldwin and CMI President Dr. Harold Koplewicz spoke about the importance of linking mind and body and the mindfulness techniques that can be helpful to children.