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Self-regulation resources and training to support children’s mental health

How To Nurture a Childs Mental Health

Thankfully, we are living in a world where mental health issues are becoming less of a stigma, more people are opening up about their problems and seeking help. However, some people do not realise children face these mental health issues too and one of the worst things about it is that the children may not realise why they are feeling that way.

To help reduce the number of children suffering in silence, we’ve put together a list of easy things to nurture a child’s mental health.

Actively listen before offering advice

Surround them with healthy adults

Teach them how to be safe

Use open-ended questions

Model forgiveness

Be present

Be patient

Have scheduled family time

Respond calmly when their emotions are elevated

Share your feelings and validate theirs

Limit electronic time for everyone

View their behaviour as a window to their needs and feelings

Tell the truth

Reach out and hug them

Model healthy behaviour

Be consistent and follow through with what promise

Believe them and in them

Practise relaxation exercises together

Recognise positive choices

Set and respect boundaries

A child’s mental health is just as important as an adult’s and we need to ensure we do all we can to nurture it and help keep them healthy.

Find your nearest Relax Kids class – https://relaxkids.com/find-a-coach/