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Susan Bartell, Psy.D.

Susan Bartell, Psy.D.

Susan Bartell, Psy.D., is a Long Island-based, nationally recognized child psychologist, speaker, and award-winning author. Dr. Bartell is a media expert, frequently seen on CBS, ABC, FOX, and CNN. She is the author of seven books, including the highly-acclaimed The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask. You can learn more about her at drsusanbartell.com or follow her on Twitter @drsusanbartell.

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Susan Bartell, Psy.D. Articles (65)

Teach Your Child to View Life from the Inside Out

Instead of trying to stem disappointment, it is far more instructive to teach your child to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation, no matter what the situation turns out to be.

Jun. 25, 2015

Why You Should Stop Telling Your Child 'Good Job!'

There are more constructive and effective ways to praise your child than defaulting to "Good job!" Here, Dr. Bartell explains why the phrase needs to be phased out of your vocabulary.

Jun. 24, 2015

How to Help Your Child Make Tough Choices

When your child is faced with a tough choice, remember that his ability to reason out his decision is part of growing up. Here, advice from a child psychologist on how to help your kids make difficult decisions in their lives.

Feb. 27, 2015

The Truth Behind Your Child's Constant Boredom

When a child can frequently be described as lazy or bored it means that the child is not fully engaged in his work or play environment. The lazy or bored behavior is a symptom of an underlying concern—a red flag to look deeper.

Jan. 30, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Dr. Susan Bartell examines the ups and downs of parenting with the analogy, April showers bring May flowers.

Apr. 01, 2014

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush

The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush.

Mar. 20, 2014

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.

Jan. 28, 2014

Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues

The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression.

Jan. 02, 2014

The Company We Keep

Think twice before skipping over Uncle Charlie or your occasionally annoying neighbor when doling out party invites. Dr. Susan Bartell, a noted child psychologist, reminds us that this holiday season, we should give our children and ourselves the gift of really forgiving others their faults.

Nov. 20, 2013

Raising Our Kids: 'I'm Bored'

The back-to-school hype has died down, the holidays aren’t yet here, and your kid is hardly enthused. What’s a parent to do? An award-winning child psychologist weighs in on between-seasons boredom.

Oct. 28, 2013

Maybe Just a Treat

Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.

Sep. 26, 2013

Best Friends Forever

How is it possible your child could have developed such an intense friendship so quickly, you wonder—and will it even last? A child psychologist and award-winning author addresses the keys to a best friendship and how to talk to your kids when their friendships dwindle.

Aug. 27, 2013

How to Help Your Child's Anxiety About the New School Year

Another school year is around the corner and many kids, even the popular ones who seem secure, begin to feel anxious about a new beginning, entering a new grade, meeting new teachers, and even reuniting with old friends.

Jul. 26, 2013

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.

Jun. 19, 2013

4 Ways to Make Dad Feel Extra-Special on Father's Day

This Father's Day, teach the kids to show just how special dad is to the family with these four tips that will help dad feel extra-special.

May. 15, 2013

Thank Your Child's Educator During Teacher Appreciation Week

During Teacher Appreciation Week in May, show your child's educator he or she is appreciated and also teach your child the importance of showing gratitude and appreciation to people who care about them.

Apr. 22, 2013

The Importance of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day presents an opportunity for more than just schmoozing by the water cooler—it can help expand your child’s horizons.

Mar. 28, 2013

In a Winter Slump? Here's How to Get Your Kids to Be Active This Season

Encourage your kids to participate in winter activities like skiing,snowboarding, sledding, and snow-shoeing, and figure out how to manage the demands of these winter sports.

Jan. 10, 2013

Are You Superstitious?

Though superstitions can be fun, remember to teach your child that a lucky charm will not be a quick solution to everything.

Dec. 17, 2012

Resolutions Revisited

Set realistic New Year's resolutions this year keeping in mind your role as a parent and a wife or husband.

Nov. 20, 2012


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