Ep. 140: 10 Ways Parents Can Support Their Child’s Mental Health Over the Summer

Jul 4, 2023 | 0 comments

It’s time for a summer mental health check in. This time of year, children are home from school for their summer break and it is a great opportunity to connect, explore, and celebrate progress. With the United States in a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health, it’s important now more than ever to support your child’s mental health. So in this episode, you’ll learn 10 tips on how to do just that. Remember that every child is different and what works for one, may not work for another. Consider these strategies and modify them to fit the needs of you and your family.


Show Notes:

[1:08] – In 2021, the United States was in a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health. But this isn’t just a problem in the US.

[3:15] – Tip #1: Maintain a routine.

[3:44] – Tip #2: Encourage physical activity.

[4:06] – Tip #3: Explore interests and hobbies.

[4:22] – Tip #4: Foster social connections.

[5:21] – Tip #5: Continue learning.

[5:57] – Tip #6: Open communication.

[6:19] – Tip #7: Celebrate progress.

[6:42] – Tip #8: Promote independence.

[7:03] – Tip #9: Practice self-care.

[7:27] – Tip #10: Seek professional help if you need it.


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The Diverse Thinking Different Learning podcast is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or legal advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Additionally, the views and opinions expressed by the host and guests are not considered treatment and do not necessarily reflect those of ChildNEXUS, Inc or the host, Dr. Karen Wilson.