Between the frantic pace of pre-pandemic life and the isolation and screen-time overload of 2020, many kids are suffering from stress and other mental health issues. In Building Happier Kids, pediatrician Hansa Bhargava helps parents understand the impact of stress and shares concrete steps parents can take to reduce the pressure on their children and teens and increase their health and happiness. Dr. Bhargava prescribes taking a step back from today’s non-stop pace and focusing on the basics of healthy eating, quality sleep, and unscheduled free time. Extracurricular commitments, homework, and ever-present electronic devices can make this seem easier said than done, but Dr. Bhargava offers realistic, balanced advice that will help prioritize health and restore the happiness of childhood.
About the Author
Hansa Bhargava, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician, senior medical director at WebMD, and a staff physician at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She has appeared as an expert on national media including CNN, HLN, and NPR and has regular appearances on CBS, Local Now, and Fox. She is a mom of two teens and lives in Atlanta.