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Kids Self Care Too!

We know that taking care of ourselves is incredibly important for adults, and the same holds true for children. With everything going on in the world today, kids are feeling more stress than ever before and may not have the skills or knowledge to manage it properly. That’s why it’s so important to introduce them to self-care techniques to help reduce their stress and improve their coping skills.





Self-care is any activity we do to look after our physical, mental, or emotional health. For kids, this can include activities like deep breathing exercises, getting plenty of sleep, eating healthy foods, doing creative activities like drawing or painting, talking to a trusted adult about feelings, spending time outside in nature or doing yoga poses. Self-care can also mean making sure they get enough exercise by running around with friends or engaging in other active activities they enjoy.


The goal is for kids to learn how to identify and regulate their emotions in healthy ways so that they can cope better with stressful situations. When kids practice self-care techniques regularly it can make a big difference in their moods and help them feel happier overall.


By encouraging your child to develop good self-care habits you will not only be helping them manage stress but also teaching them essential life skills that will benefit them for years to come!


Here are a few more self-care tips that can enhance physical and mental health, well-being:


  • Start by practicing other healthy habits. Good hygiene, a healthy diet, and exercise are all self-care habits that will get kids started on taking care of themselves. Explain that just like they take care of their body physically through these things, they also need to take care of their mind and emotions.

  • Talk about emotions. When your kids get upset about something, teach them how to talk about what they’re feeling, describe the emotion, explain why they’re upset, and propose some ideas on what would make them feel better. Teaching them to identify, engage with, and pay attention to their emotions rather than downplaying them is an important part of self-care.

  • Take the lead on self-care in your house. Making time for self-care every day, whether it’s a short outdoor walk or an hour dedicated to rest and relaxation, can set the right example for your kids.

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