NYT Reporter, Claire Cain Miller, on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children

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S3E10 NYT Reporter, Claire Cain Miller, on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children

July 26, 2022

The pandemic stressed social and emotional skills like those you need to make and keep friends, participate in group projects and cope with frustration and other emotions. So today we’re looking at emotional balance for young people. Liz Solomon spoke with New York Times reporter Claire Kane Miller about an eye opening survey of school counselors across the country. 

The survey described many students as developmentally frozen at their pre pandemic stage. We spoke with Gwen and Kim who work in elementary schools for first hand reports on the emotional state of children.


Our Guests

Claire Cain Miller

Claire Cain Miller is a correspondent for The Times, where she writes about gender, families and the future of work for The Upshot, a Times site for analysis of policy and economics. She was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues.

Ms. Miller, who joined The Times in 2008, previously covered the tech industry for Business Day. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives on the West Coast with her family.



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Episode Credits:

This show is brought to you by our co-hosts Daniel Goleman, Hanuman Goleman, and Elizabeth Solomon and is sponsored by Key Step Media, your source for personal and professional development materials focused on mindfulness leadership and emotional intelligence.

Special thanks to Gwen and Kim whose voices you heard at the top of our show, and to our guest, Claire Cain Miller. None of this would be possible without our incredible  team: Our hosts are Daniel Goleman, Hanuman Goleman and Elizabeth Solomon, Bryant Johnson creates the beautiful art you see with each episode. Our audio editor is Michele Zipkin, Czarina Carden does marketing. Our executive producer is Kerry Seed. Our music is  by Amber Ojeda and Ghost Beatz.


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