Raising Joy: Bullying, Social Media and Video Game Addiction With Lisa Elliott, Ph.D.
In the latest episode of Raising Joy, Dr. Elliott discusses bullying and a research-based technique that kids and teens can use to stop harassment, as ignoring bullies rarely stops unwanted behavior.
On episode 9 of the Raising Joy podcast, hosts Wini King and Kristen Pyrc, M.D., speak with Lisa Elliott, Ph.D., a licensed neuropsychologist and manager of Cook Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Denton.
In this episode, Dr. Elliott discusses bullying and a research-based technique that kids and teens can use to stop harassment, as ignoring bullies rarely stops unwanted behavior.
Dr. Elliott also spotlights social media, video game addiction and what changes she has noticed in most children during the COVID-19 pandemic. In discussing these topics, she notes ways in which parents can serve as a model for behavior and help their children develop resiliency.
“Our kids are watching us navigate difficulties and ethical dilemmas,” she says. “If we approach things with honesty, fairness, respect and kindness, they’re more likely to do that, too. We are all better in power and strength if we work together.”
Raising Joy is part of Cook Children’s Health Care System’s JOY Campaign, a communications initiative aimed at preventing youth suicides. For more information about the JOY Campaign, visit cookchildrens.org/joy.
New episodes of the Raising Joy podcast will be available each Tuesday. It is currently available on all major streaming platforms including Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and YouTube.
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Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community. Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of nine companies, including our Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., Child Study Center and Health Foundation. With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child. For 100 years, we’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children’s a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care. For more information, visit cookchildrens.org.