Why You Need to Be Open With Your Children About Mental Health

Children often have complex emotions, thoughts and reactions, but youngsters may not always be forthcoming about what’s on their mind or willing to discuss it. Sometimes, a child doesn’t understand their own feelings so they can’t find the words to tell you about them. However, some of those thoughts and emotions can be quite disturbing, and if left unexpressed, they could even threaten a child’s psychological well-being, according to the Child Mind Institute. This is why you should have an open-door policy with your children when it comes to mental health. Here are a few things to consider.

Early Therapy Can Help

As a parent, you’ll want to help your child, but sometimes it’s easier for a trained professional to break through to them. There is nothing wrong with starting your child in therapy at an early age. It can teach them to process their feelings in a healthy way and even open the door for your child to share with you how they feel.

There is more than one approach to child therapy. According to Renewed Hope Ranch, working with and caring for animals such as horses can be a powerful therapy method. This is a great family activity that you can do with your child. Pursuing this approach together could allow the two of you to bond.

Build Trust

Trust is a big issue with a child. Respecting them and giving them your full attention is a great way to start. You must remember to remain free of judgment during these times of discussion. Otherwise, your child may shut down. Also, remember to keep these exchanges confidential. Your child won’t want the whole world to know what they’re thinking or feeling.

Make It a Two-Way Street

Just as your child shares his or her feelings, you should share yours as well. It will help your child to understand that they aren’t alone and that it’s okay to have strong feelings about something. Of course, don’t share adult problems. Your child doesn’t need to know about past-due bills or relationship issues. Keep it PG-13 so your child can relate to you. For example, you could talk about how your new job makes you feel, and they could talk about how their new class at school seems to them.

Being open and honest is the best type of relationship you and your child can share. Let them know that it’s okay to discuss their mental health with you. This will teach them to manage their feelings in a healthy and productive way.

Here’s another article you might like: How is Sex Trafficking in the US Affecting Our Mental Health?

Posted in
How much do TikTok influencers make

How Much Money Do Top TikTok Influencers Make?

By Staff Writer | November 1, 2022

TikTok’s biggest influencers are raking in some serious cash. According to a recent report, the top TikTok earners made an average of $5 million…

Diamond Ranch Academy

How Diamond Ranch Academy Elevates Therapeutic Residential Treatment for Troubled Teens

By Andrea Kay | November 1, 2022

Diamond Ranch Academy is elevating therapeutic residential treatment for troubled teens to a new level of excellence. Nestled among the beautiful red rocks of…

why does my head hurt

Why does my head hurt when I press on it?

By Staff Writer | November 1, 2022

There are a few potential reasons why you may experience head pain when you press on it. One possibility is that you have a…

BRCC Black Rifle Coffee Company

What is BRCC Stock?

By Andrea Kay | October 31, 2022

Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) is a coffee company that was founded in 2012 by former U.S. Army Rangers and is based in Salt…

job posting salary

New Law Requires Employers to Publish Salary Information in Job Postings

By Andrea Kay | October 31, 2022

In an effort to promote salary transparency, New York City has passed a law requiring employers to publish salary information to potential job seekers.…

When is the right time to buy a house

Is now a good time to buy a house? 

By Andrea Kay | October 30, 2022

If you’re thinking about buying a house, you may be wondering if now is a good time to do so. The answer depends on…

Twitter Blue Verification Subscription

Twitter Blue May Include Verification For Subscribers Who Pay a Monthly Fee

By Andrea Kay | October 30, 2022

Elon Musk says that Twitter will revise how it verifies users and is likely to charge a monthly for the verification badge. This move…

Dogecoin rises with Elon Musk Twitter buyout

Dogecoin Rises With the Acquisition of Twitter and becomes 8th Largest Cryptocurrency

By Andrea Kay | October 30, 2022

Dogecoin, the popular cryptocurrency that was started as a joke, has surged past Cardano to become the 8th largest digital currency by market capitalization.…

Elon Musk Fires Twitter CEO

Elon Musk Fires Twitter CEO and Lays Off Staff

By Andrea Kay | October 30, 2022

Elon Musk Fires Twitter executives and starts layoffs of employees after taking over the new owner of Twitter. Elon Musk, the new owner of…