For Children's Mental Health Week, let's try a Mental Health Minute Activity.
Grateful seeing - Look FIRST for what's good and working for us in life. Ask your child to share one (or two) good things about their day. Make sure you share what's good about your day too!
"We're going for a walk!" - Exercise relieves anxiety for up to several hours as it burns excess energy, loosens tense muscles and boosts mood. If your child can't take a walk right now, have them run in place, bounce on a yoga ball, jump rope or stretch.
Three hugs, three big breaths - Hug your child and take 3 deep belly breaths together. Share a smile and move on with your day. This is a quick way to pause, connect and be in the moment together.
Experiment! - Together with your child you might: try a new recipe, write a poem, paint something, or play a new game. Creative expression and well-being are linked.