On 2/25/21, Hunter hosted this online public program as part of the Hunter@Home series.
Are you a parent struggling with supporting and empowering your children during the pandemic?
Child psychiatrist, Harold Koplewicz and Hunter Professor Tracy Dennis-Tiwary discussed Dr. Koplewicz’s latest book, The Scaffold Effect. Just as sturdy scaffolding is necessary when erecting a building and will come down when the structure grows stable, good parenting provides children with steady and warm emotional nourishment on the path toward independence. Never-ending parental problem-solving and involvement can have the opposite effect, enabling fragility and anxiety over time.
In The Scaffold Effect, world-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz introduces the powerful and clinically tested idea that this deliberate build-up and then gradual loosening of parental support is the single most effective way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things, grow from mistakes, and develop character and strength. Explaining the building blocks of an effective scaffold from infancy through young adulthood, he expertly guides parents through the strategies for raising empowered, capable people.
Watch Hunter@Home – “The Scaffold Effect” below.