6 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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Statistics have shown that one in 10 children between the age of 5 and 16 can suffer from problems related to mental health. At times it becomes too late by when we are aware of the situation.

Here are a few tips that can help your child stay fit mentally.





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What children eat can affect their mood. There is a direct link between our diet and our brain chemistry. A wholesome and balanced diet is very much necessary for the children to stay healthy not only physically but also mentally.




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Exercising is key to maintaining a fit body. The fact is that it also plays a role in keeping your mind emotionally stable. Studies have shown that a proper workout can create a balance in our brain by releasing hormones that make you feel good. Exercise helps in reducing depression and anxiety. It also plays a role in maintaining a proper sleeping pattern, raising your self-esteem and also sharpening your memory. It is very important that we teach our children the importance and necessity of physical activity.



3.Taking time to relax

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Proper relaxation is very much necessary to maintain a proper chain of thoughts. Nowadays children are pushed into a busy schedule without enough time to rest their mind. Make sure your child’s schedule is planned in such a way that his mind gets enough time to relax as much as his body. Proper relaxation can help reduce stress.


4.Improving your self-esteem

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Holding high self-esteem towards oneself is something that has to be built from a young age. Low self-esteem leads way to a lot of negative thoughts. Negative thoughts at a young age are the gateway to mental health problems.




5.Build relationships

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It is important that we teach our children the importance of connecting with others. It contributes to the child’s wellbeing by a great deal. Making a few efforts to create new friends and to maintain a friendly relationship with the people who they interact with on a daily basis is very much necessary.


6.Seek help

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If you have noticed behavioral changes in your child but you are not sure what to do, please do not hesitate to get professional help. If treated at the root cause most mental health problems can vanish without a trace.

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