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

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September 1, 2020

In The Scaf­fold Effect, world-renowned child psy­chi­a­trist and found­ing mem­ber of the non-prof­it Child Mind Insti­tute, Harold Koplewicz, intro­duces the pow­er­ful and clin­i­cal­ly test­ed idea that the delib­er­ate buildup and then grad­ual loos­en­ing of parental sup­port (like scaf­fold­ing on a build­ing) is the sin­gle most effec­tive way to encour­age kids to climb high­er, try new things, grow from mis­takes, and devel­op char­ac­ter and strength. Draw­ing on Dr. Koplewicz’s decades of clin­i­cal and per­son­al expe­ri­ence, this book is a com­pas­sion­ate, street-smart, and essen­tial guide for the ages.

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