Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

3 Key Factors For Child Mental Health

3 Key Factors For Child Mental Health

Our children’s mental health is something that as a society we are becoming much more aware of. This is a good thing too because it’s not just adults that have difficulties in life. In fact, it can be incredibly difficult being a kid sometimes! Luckily, there are some things that can help boost our kids’ mental health, the most important of which are discussed below.

Exercise

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating, exercise is an excellent tool for mental wellbeing. Not only because it provides children with a sense of mastery, but also because it releases lots of lovely endorphins as well.

Of course, getting your kids to move may be easy said than done, especially if they don’t see themselves as sporty. However, there are other exercise activities that you can provide for them such as dancing, or exercise games for their computer console.




Just remember that like anything else in life there isn’t just a one size fits all exercise that will work for every child, so give them the opportunity to explore and find something that they love. Their mental health will undoubtedly be better off for it.

Being in the right school

Now, some kids are resilient and thrive no matter what situation they are placed in. However, for many children being in the right educational environment can make a world of difference, not only to their mental wellbeing but their ability to achieve their full potential as well. To that end, it is well worth doing some serious research into the schools you are looking to send them to before they need to register.

In particular, look for schools such as Leicester High that have excellent results, as this was a great indicator not only of the quality of teaching but of the general behaviour and environment as well. In fact, it usually corresponds that schools with good results will be the most pleasant and educationally stimulated for your child to attend. Something that can significantly contribute to their mental well being as they grow up.

A sense of belonging in the family

Something that many children lack in today’s society that is negatively influencing their mental wellbeing is a sense of true belonging within the family.

In fact, all of us tend to be more isolated and separated, getting our interaction through social media instead of face to face. Add to this the fact that often both parents work long hours, and it is easy for kids, especially as they get a little older, to feel a lack of connection.

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Family time is crucial for your child’s mental well being

To that end, it can be useful to invest some effort into reconnecting with your child. In fact, can to do this by hosting regular family time where you get together and eat, or even play games, as well as asking about what is going in their lives at the same time. Something that can not only make them feel more secure in their place within the family but also enable parents to keep a better eye on their behaviour and mental welling as well.

To that end, it can be useful to invest some effort into reconnecting with your child. In fact, can to do this by hosting regular family time where you get together and eat, or even play games, as well as asking about what is going in their lives at the same time. Something that can not only make them feel more secure in their place within the family but also enable parents to keep a better eye on their behaviour and mental welling as well.

Mandy X