Wellbeing comes from physical, mental and emotional health. For children and young people, there are many things that build positive wellbeing.
Wellbeing can come from:
prase helps your child feel good about themselves which boosts self esteem and confidence. You can:
Self-talk is the way we talk to ourselves with our inner voice. Positive self talk is when we say positive things to ourselves. Self talk has a big impact on how we feel and what we do.
Encouraging your child to talk to themselves in a kind and positive way can help improve their well being and manage stress.
A positive relationship with your child is critical to supporting wellbeing.
Mindfulness is paying attention to how you feel and what you see, hear, taste and smell. Mindfulness is being present rather than thinking about the past or present.
Mindfulness can help us slow down and promotes rest and healing. It can make us more aware of our thoughts and feelings and help us to manage stress and anxiety.
Gratitude is about taking some time to recognise and celebrate the people and things we love and are thnakful for. Being grateful can have a big impact on wellbeing as it stregthens relationships and makes us mroe optimistic.
Help your child practise gratitude by talking to them about:
It can be hard to ask for help but it is important that your child knows that it is okay. Encourage help seeking in your child by:
Clear rules and boundaries help children and young people feel safe.
Involve your child in making the rules and they will be more likely to stick to them. Negotiating rules is a way of showing you respect their growing maturity.
If you have concerns about your childs wellbeing, you can contact the school. Start with a conversation with their classroom teacher or the wellbeing coordinator and they can give you advice or put you in touch with someone who can help.
You may also like to access the websites on our wellbeing page for some guidance and support.