Did you know that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health. The difference is that we often take our mental health for granted and don't pay close attention to our emotional well-being. Being mindful of our physical and emotional stress is important at home, work and school. Children feel emotional stress as keenly as adults but don't always understand their own triggers. Helping our children to be mindful of their own reactions to the stress they may feel will help them cope with their frustrations, anxiety and develop their self-regulation skills. Teaching them strategies to calm and relax their mind supports their sense of well-being and encourages their mental health. Talk to your children about their mental health.