“Social connection helps children feel less anxious,” says Tovah Klein, “Connection is supportive; it’s calming. Friends provide companionship, which is particularly needed during times of change or stress.”Read More
Tovah Klein, Ph.D. is a psychology professor and Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development in New York City. She appears regularly on national TV and has been called the “Toddler Whisperer” by Good Morning America. She was a developmental advisor to Sesame Workshop and is an educational advisor to international and national programs including Ubuntu Education Fund, Room to Grow and Children’s Museum of Manhattan.