5 Practical Ways to Care for Your Kid's Mental Health

Keeping It Centered

May 12 2021 • 30 mins

Children oftentimes get a bad wrap. We tell them they've got ‘the easy life’ and how many of us adults would love to switch places with them. The problem, however, is that children go through tough times, too. However, many don't take their issues seriously.

Last week, we shared how important it is to take care of yourself physically and mentally. It's also equally important that our kiddos learn to take care of their physical and mental health, too.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • why we should show concern for the things that bother our kiddos,
  • why our words matter,
  • helping our kiddos process their emotions,
  • 2 myths about why some people don't seek help for their mental health,
  • 5 tools to help your kiddo improve their mental health, and more!

Quotes

"When we show a lack of concern for the things that matter to them, it’s easier for them to believe the lies Satan whispers." - JaQuette Gilbert

"If you're constantly hearing, "toughen up" but you're not told what "toughen up" means, a lot could get lost in translation. You can end up having a kid suffer by developing faulty beliefs." - JaQuette Gilbert

Bible References

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

"but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Philippians 4:8

Resources

Parent Cue

Song - If It Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side

Season 1 Episode 1 - Calling Out Our Kiddos in Love

Season 4 Episode 6 - 5 Life-Changing Prayer Principles

Joyce Meyer’s The Battlefield of the Mind

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