Episode 08

Coping and Appropriate Emotional Responses

In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss problems young people are having with coping skills, particularly in the area of appropriate emotional responses to uncomfortable stimuli or situations. Young people seem to have trouble coping, and many fall apart when things don’t go their way. “[Parents] are enabling children to an extent to which they are almost helpless,” says clinical psychologist, Dr. Ellen Littman. Todd and Julie discuss why this trend seems to be increasing including: parental fears, the influence of technology, increased academic pressure, and fewer opportunities to experience failure, as well as how parents can help their kids learn to express themselves and their emotions in a way that is age-appropriate and helpful both to the child and to everyone they interact with.

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