Everybody should take care of their mental health – whether you’re 10 or 100, it’s something you should focus on. This means that if you have teens, one of the best things you can do is teach them how to take care of their mental health. Teaching them these important lessons now will allow them to carry them over to the future and take care of their minds into adulthood. Below, you’ll find a few ways you can encourage your teen to do this:
Arts And Crafts
Arts and crafts can be an amazing therapy and a great way to express yourself. Encouraging your teen to do things like this could help them to feel better and gain some perspective.
Speaking To A Therapist
If your child seems to display signs of anxiety and other mental health issues, there’s no shame in taking them to see a therapist. It’s not being dramatic – it’s helping them to talk about their problems and avoid making them bigger later on down the line.
Encourage Time Away From TV And Social Media
If we know one thing, it’s that kids love TV and social media. If they’re not Netflixing, they’re probably scrolling. Sometimes, they even do these things at the same time. This means that they are hardly ever disconnected. Try putting some rules into place around TV and social media – the infographic below can help to teach you more.
credit to Bradley University