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.