Mental health can affect how your child behaves and your child’s total well-being. As a parent, it is your role to provide your child with a healthy environment that will promote good mental health, detect signs of mental health problems, and take action when these signs are observed.
Here are some key things to remember:
- You can nurture your child’s mental health by creating a safe and positive home environment. Be caring, supportive, and respectful of your child’s feelings.
- Mental health problems can be detected when you notice your child going through unusual changes, such as changes in thinking, changes in feelings, changes in behavior, and even physical changes.
- When changes are bothering you and you are concerned with your child’s emotional and mental health, talk to your child’s doctor.