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Supporting Your Child's Mental Health

Updated: Aug 26, 2022

Since the pandemic began, there has been a growing concern about children's mental health, and for a good reason. Children thrive by engaging and learning in different environments. Engaging with others offer an opportunity to develop a variety of skills, such as critical thinking skills, increase communication skills, develop social-emotional awareness and self-regulation, to name a few.

With the increased limitations placed on our children to engage in creative play with others, there has been an increasing concern with how these restrictions and modified manner of learning will impact our child in the long run.

One of the most frequent questions I have received over the past year is,

"When should I be concerned and do something about it?"

When supporting parents, I often refer to "flags of concerns." As parents, we generally have that sick sense of knowing when something is just not right with our child. While some changes can be a normal part of development, here are some flags for concerns that if it persists, I encourage you to reach out to your family doctor to discuss further.

While not all changes warrants us to sound the alarm.

Here are tome tips on how you can support your child's overall mental health.

"Parenting is a journey, not a destination. Be kind to yourself "- S. Corzato

Sylvia Corzato is Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Parent Consultant and founder of Success in Steps with over 20 years of experience working with children and their families.

Sylvia provides parents with tailored support and strategies to help them understand the 'why' behind the behaviours along with 'what' is maintaining them. Her mission is to enable parents to be the driving force behind reaching and maintaining their family goals.

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