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Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Forum Presents: Howard S. Koplewicz

The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety

Monday October 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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Drawing on decades of clinical and personal experience, world-renowned child psychiatrist Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz will join us to help parents build up and then gradually loosen parental support as a way to encourage kids to climb higher, try new things, and grow from their mistakes.

About the Book:

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 parenting technique at our disposal. 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.

Drawing on Dr. Koplewicz’s decades of clinical and personal experience, The Scaffold Effect is a compassionate, street-smart, and essential guide for the ages.

Want a preview?

Listen to Dr. Koplewicz on Dax Shepard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert.”
Watch the “People” panel on mental health with Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Dr. Koplewicz.


Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall


About the Author:

Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, is one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. The founding president and medical director of the Child Mind Institute in New York City and San Mateo, California, he has been repeatedly named in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York. He has appeared on many national television shows and he is quoted regularly in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives with his wife in New York City.


Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council



Monday, October 11


8:00 pm - 9:30 pm




Adult Ed, Families with Young Children, Lecture, Religious School


Stephanie Tankel