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100 Everyday Ways to Strengthen Your Child’s Mental Health

 Every day is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to provide the best gift possible, a strong foundation for a child’s mental health.

If you had only one wish for your child’s future what would it be?

Many of us would say “I want my child to be happy”, but what does that really mean?

Would it mean your child would grow up to love who they are as a person, knowing their strengths and challenges, and able to offer those gifts to the world in a meaningful way?

Would it mean your child would have the emotional intelligence skills to express and modulate their emotions in a healthy way as well as interacting positively and engaging in fulfilling relationships with those around them?

Would it mean your child would have the resilience and flexibility to cope with challenging and adverse life events that come their way?

Sometimes happiness sounds a lot like the main components of mental health.

 

It’s easy to feel helpless when it comes to our child’s mental health and well-being when we look around and feel the weight of scary statistics and trends bearing down on us.

What you may be forgetting amidst the fear-based headlines is that parents have a lot of power when it comes to their child’s mental health. 

The environment you provide for your child each day holds many opportunities for nourishing good mental health both now and into adulthood.

100 Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Mental Health each day

1.Love them unconditionally

2.Talk about feelings

3.Listen first, talk second

4.Allow plenty of time for play

5.Discipline with respect not shame

6.Ask about your child’s day

7.Let them do things on their own

8.Teach good sleep habits

9.Model positive self-care

10.Let them be independent when possible

11.Tell your child what you love about them

12.Be honest with them at an age-appropriate level

13.Apologize to them when you mess up

14.Let them appropriately express their emotions

15.Replace yelling and nagging with teaching

16.Help them engage in problem-solving

17.Make time for daily connection

18.Provide a physically safe environment for your child

19.Provide an emotionally safe environment for your child

20.Provide nutritious whole foods

21.Adhere to healthy screen time recommendations

22.Validate their feelings

23.Grow a rich family culture

24.Keep your cool when they heat up

25.Let them know mistakes are a chance to learn

26.Allow them to experience natural consequences

27.Share personal stories to teach important lessons

28.Give them specific praise

29.Teach them how to journal

30.Play family board games

31.Allow them to take healthy risks

32.Let your child know you are always there if they need to talk

33.Surround them with positive role-models

34.Teach your child their body belongs to them

35.Show them how to take deep breaths

36.Remember that kids will act like kids

37.Play with your child

38.Get to know their friends

39.Teach coping strategies

40.Set healthy limits

41.Believe the best of them