Helping children learn to effectively manage stress is an important life skill. In addition to encouraging stress management techniques such as exercise, sleep hygiene and talking through issues, experts note parents can enhance healthy stress management in their children by modeling healthy coping skills, challenging negative thinking, and promoting problem solving when stressors arise. Read more about helping your child manage stress here.
Healthy family meals are another important way to support overall wellness both mentally and physically. Engage in conversation with your child about his/her wellbeing. Click here for some suggested conversation starters.