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Lincoln – Even in uncertain times, parents have the power to help ensure that they are raising resilient and mentally healthy children.
“It's normal for children to occasionally have fears and worries, and for them to act out," noted Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Heath at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “By helping your child learn healthy social skills and how to cope, you will help your child become mentally healthy and build resilience, even during a pandemic. Whether your children are seeing COVID-19 through a lens of anxiety or are experiencing other changes due to their changing routine or environment, your time, words, and problem solving can help guide them through the uncertainty."
Tips for promoting mental health in your children:
There are no silly questions when it comes to mental health promotion. There are resources available to help you and your child. They include: