This week we're wrapping up our #podcast series on mental health with a great topic for parents of NICU grads. Listen below and watch the conversation on YouTube. If you missed the previous episodes in this series, go give them a listen! Our NICU adolescents and teens sometimes find themselves trying to cope with a difficult medical diagnosis or a major life change. Dina O’Brien, a pediatric psychologist and NICU mom speaks from experience, on both sides, on how a parent can help their child. In this episode, Kathryn and Dr. O'Brien chat about: ❓ What is the primary purpose of a pediatric psychologist? ❓ For parents, how do you know when your child may benefit from psychology and what are the things they might look for, or assess? ❓ How do you find a good pediatric psychologist? ❓ Some children don't exhibit effects of a NICU stay until they are well into their early adolescent years. How do you differentiate their challenges from NICU vs regular development? ❓ What's your best advice to a parent seeking psychological help for his/her child?

Posted by Leigh Ann at Hand to Hold at 2023-06-28 17:44:51 UTC