Mental Health For Kids

As a parent, you need to be prepared for dealing with problems—big and small. That includes taking care of your child’s mental health. It’s important to step up when things get serious.

Here are a few ways in which you can support your child’s mental health in these testing isolation times :

  • Love – Be there for your child and show care and love.
  • Exercise – Encourage play, exercise and sport.
  • Behaviour – Keep an eye out for any changes in behaviour.
  • Support – Regularly support, encourage and praise your child.
  • Rest Time – Help your child to manage stress by building in some rest time.
  • Be Proud – Tell your child that you are proud of them.
  • Patience – Be patient. Don’t pressure your child.
  • Help – Don’t be faired to seek help from professionals.
  • Feeling – Get to know how your child is feeling.
  • Educate – Educate yourself about mental health problems.
  • Problem Solving – Help you child to effectively problem solve.
  • Listen – Make sure you take time to listen to what your child has to say.
  • Coping – Help your child to learn some simple coping skills such as relaxation.
  • Symptoms – Be aware of signs and symptoms.
  • Conversation – Encourage your child to engage in conversation.
  • Environment – Provide a positive environment for your child where they can thrive.

https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2018/5-Things-You-Can-Do-to-Help-Your-Child-with-Depres

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Even more vital what with kids off school for a long period.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes, it’s important to keep oneself same. Things you can do to support yourself

      Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
      Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditateexternal icon. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugsexternal icon.
      Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
      Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

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  2. George says:

    Yes, Kids deserve special attention especially in the gadget oriented modern world.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes they do. They might be more overwhelmed than we are in these testing times.

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