Research increasingly shows that our culture is in the midst of a mental health epidemic, especially among children and youth — persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. But Dr. Danny Huerta believes parents can offset these issues by routinely initiating conversations with their children to assess their mental and emotional well-being. He encourages parents to establish a solid spiritual environment in the home to help improve mental health. Danny also recommends parents use “feeling charts” and “thought bubbles” to help children see how their thoughts and emotions are connected, and how to choose more healthy perspectives.
Check out more from Dr. Danny Huerta in his book 7 Traits of Effective Parenting
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