The Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health. The workshops are led by our expert clinicians who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.
S’mores, Color Wars, and Homesickness: Preparing Your Child for Sleepaway Camp—March 28, 2019
Sleepaway camp can be an incredible experience for children, often helping them build lifelong friendships, experience independence, and problem solve on their own. Along with the excitement that comes with the experience, stress and anxiety are also quite common, particularly for first-time campers. The good news is that feeling nervous or anxious before attending sleepaway camp is completely normal, and there are many things you can do as a parent to support your child. This workshop led by Dr. Randi Pochtar, helps you identify the signs of anxiety in your child leading up to camp, teaches you strategies to use with your child before camp, and shares tools that you can teach your child to use while at camp, and beyond.
Co-Sleeping: When Your Child is Your Roommate—April 11, 2019
Training infants and children to sleep in a separate bed or separate room can be one of the major challenges of parenting. In this workshop with Dr. Argelinda Baroni and Dr. Stephanie M. Wagner, who are experts in early childhood and sleep disorders, we discuss whether co-sleeping is helpful, needed, or harmful. We also discuss how to know when a child might be too old to sleep with his or her parents, and share safe and new strategies to help both you and your child sleep better while keeping marital relationships healthy.
Honey, Where Are the Brakes? How to Reduce Your Child’s 0–100 Anger Acceleration—June 13, 2019
Although children can be naturally predisposed to displaying a range of intense emotional reactivity, the “0-to-100” descriptor many parents use to describe their child’s anger may often represent a child’s low emotional self-awareness rather than a lack of impulse control. This propensity can often extend to other family members, which can result in greater conflict and more destructive arguments. This workshop, led by Dr. Samuel J. Fasulo, focuses on one specific, family-based skill designed to help each family member improve his or her own emotion-management capacity, while also respecting the ability of other family members to do the same.