Climate Anxiety and Kids, featuring Elizabeth Pinsky, MD – Shrinking It Down

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Many kids are becoming more worried about climate change. Frightening predictions about the future and political inaction can make them feel that the crisis is out of their control. How can parents help their kids cope with anxiety around climate change?

On today’s episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Elizabeth Pinsky, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist at Mass General Hospital for Children, and mom of two young kids, joins Gene to discuss how parents can talk about climate change to kids of different ages, and ways to empower them to take action in their daily lives. Tune in for more! 

Thank you for joining in this conversation. Have questions or comments about addressing kids’ climate anxiety? Write to us!

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

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Episode produced by Sara Rattigan 

Episode edited by Joshua Eng

Music by Gene Beresin

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Elizabeth G. Pinsky, MD

Elizabeth G. Pinsky, MD

Elizabeth G. Pinsky, M.D., is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist at Shriners Hospital for Children and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she directs the outpatient Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry clinic and consults with the inpatient ...

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Gene Beresin

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Gene Beresin, MD, MA is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also...

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