It is important to pay attention to your child’s mental health, especially now when our lives have been disrupted due to the Pandemic. Though the adults have found a way to get used to this new life, the same may not be the case for children. Even in general it is important to pay attention to a child’s mental health and see if their surrounding is in alignment with their positive growth.
Here are some ways in which you can take care of your child’s mental well being and help them when they need you to.
Have an actual conversation
Many kids might not say this but they want their parents to take interest in their lives. Make sure you find time to have a meaningful conversation with your children ask them how they have been doing lately,.
Fix a schedule
Make sure your children stick to a routine as it makes getting things done easier. This way, things won’t pile up and this will give them a sense of control.
Make sure to plan breaks
If your children are attending online classes back to back and are busy with other things as well then make sure they catch a break. Fix a few hours in their day when they can relax and maybe catch up on some sleep.
Arrange for virtual play dates
It is hard for young children to adjust without friends they were used to seeing every day at school. Arrange for virtual calls and allow your children to communicate with their friends over video calls.
Provide them with a safe place to talk
The children must feel safe and heard when they wish to share some things with their parents. Help your child understand that they can share anything with you without any judgment or criticism.
Here are some ways to make sure your child’s mental health is taken care of. Build habits and relationships in a way that they feel comfortable talking whenever they feel like they need to.