As the latest research shows, there is a steady decline in mental health among children, and this process begins at an average of 14 years. Most children have suicidal thoughts at least once in their lives, and this greatly affects the quality of their daily lives.
However, parents, following certain guidelines, can help their children become healthier mentally. Consider these tips in more detail.
1. Initiate communication
Today, when communication between people is often reduced to SMS-correspondence and messages on social networks, ordinary communication can help a child to strengthen mental health. Continue reading
Parents know that discipline is extremely important for raising healthy children. But how to instill discipline in a child who perceives the surrounding reality much more keenly than others?
There is nothing wrong with a child’s emotional sensitivity. Moreover, sensitive children are extremely kind and compassionate. But there may be some difficulties in bringing up a sensitive child. Sensitive children easily experience emotional overload. They often cry, worry about getting into trouble, and are often unsure of themselves.
An emotionally sensitive child often worries about small things and instantly gets upset over trifles. In crowded places (for example, in a store or on a crowded street), a sensitive child usually holds her mother’s hand and does not move away from her mother even a step. Continue reading
Executive functions are the cognitive skills that we need in order to control and regulate their thoughts, emotions and actions in moments of conflict or under the influence of distractions. Psychologists sometimes distinguish between “cold” Executive functions, which refer strictly to cognitive skills (such as the ability to count in the mind) and ” hot ” Executive functions, which help regulate emotions (such as the ability to control anger).
There are three kinds of Executive functions:
1. Self-control is the ability to resist temptation and do the right thing instead. Self-control helps children focus, act less impulsively, and stay focused while doing some work. Continue reading