This week is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.
What practical steps and ground work can we do as parents and teachers to help our children have good mental health and prioritise this as much as we do physical health?
1. A little bit of routine
HOW can routines help our anxiety?
As adults make lots of decisions every day but so do our kids, especially teens.
What to wear, what to eat, what to do for the day, what piece of work to finish first.
If you have too many decisions to make, this can increase your anxiety.
Try having some "certainty anchors” built into your day.
These are things that make parts of our day solid, anchored and unchanged.
If you take time away from the need for a decision this can reduce the anxiety.
Bring some routine into your day, a little bit.
Build routine into your morning and evening and then you can be more fluid during the day to do your school work.
Decide what you are going to wear, what work you...