As we enter this holiday period it is important to remind all our BMH families of the importance of maintaining our child’s positive ‘mental wellness.’
At BMH we pride ourselves on ensuring every child has the opportunity to develop both academically and holistically. This naturally helps contribute to each child having positive physical, mental and social wellness.
During the Spring Festival it may be that families are restricted in their planned travels and they have to once again spend a greater amount of time at home and in the immediate locality.
It is important that every child continues to live a brain healthy life. During the holiday it is important they look after their brain, their body, and their heart.
Have Conversations Early and Often
The best way to foster engagement, increase your child’s self-awareness, and to figure out what is going on with your child is to have open conversations. Start early. From being a toddler ask and talk about their mood, interests, behaviour, friends, struggles and successes. If this is seen as part of your routine relationship, it will pay off in the long run. Also, share your own experiences. Children love stories about family, and appreciate hearing what you went through in life.
Make time and space for your child
Give them your full attention. A little bit of undivided attention and active listening every day is great. Turn off your phone and really listen to them. A car journey or walk where you are side-by-side can be more fruitful than a face-to-face interrogation!
Pay close attention to your child's emotions
During the process of getting along, parents should make good observances, and when your children appear to be emotionally unstable, such as suddenly crying without a reason, throwing tantrums, and expressing misanthropy in their speech, they should be promptly guided, either by contacting a community workstation or calling a psychological hotline for help.
Helping children adapt to change
Before school starts, help your child adjust their work and rest schedule and check the completion of their tasks so that they can quickly adapt when they return to school and reduce their anxiety about starting school.If there are any problems, communicate with the classroom teacher in a timely manner to prepare your child for the start of school.
We will include information below about the counseling hotline and the psychological service stations in the community. You can also contact our school psychology teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need.