You know all the right things to do to protect your child’s physical health—make sure they eat healthy foods, see the doctor and get enough sleep and movement in their day. But what about ensuring that your child grows up with good mental health? It turns out, there is plenty you can do as parents to help foster your child’s emotional and mental wellbeing.
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What does ‘good mental health’ really mean?
Strategies for supporting your child’s mental health
What Does ‘Good Mental Health’ Really Mean?
Good mental health basically boils down to being able to take things in stride. “Children with good mental health are able to experience a range of emotions, both comfortable and uncomfortable, without high levels of distress,” says Nicole Beurkens, PhD, CNS, a clinical psychologist and ambassador for Qustodio. “This means they have the resilience to…