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It can be difficult to understand how to handle such sensitive situations. Check out this section for more information that can help.

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  • Engaging kids at home productively and assisting their learning

    It is essential to engage children in activities at home. It helps in their mental development especially in the current scenario where children have restrictive stimulus from their surroundings. As a parent, it is a struggle to come up with interactive activities and keep children engaged in them.

  • Benefits of human interactions for kids

    Did you know that human interaction sets a base for your child’s behaviour? And children tend to drop hints which show that they are struggling, but we parents may not be able to observe these.To discuss some of the signs that parents should know to understand that their child may not be doing well mentally, […]

  • Building good habits and curbing bad behaviour in kids

    Parents always try to make sure that they inculcate good behaviour in their kids, but there might be various reasons kids behave in a certain way. For example, Sometimes children misbehave only because they are getting bored.To discuss how can we build good habits and curb bad behaviour in kids, we have Astha Ahluwalia, a […]

  • Importance of children’s mental wellbeing with Ms. Jyotika Bedi & Dr. Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi

    The last two years have been challenging for everyone, but the ones who have suffered the most emotionally as well as mentally are children. So, we as parents have to make sure that we are prepared for our children’s Mann ki Tayyari! To discuss some of the tips that can help support the mental wellbeing […]

  • What to say

    If you notice that your child’s behaviour has changed recently, and they seem to be struggling, there are many ways you can support them. The best way to start is by opening a dialogue with them and making them feel comfortable discussing difficult and personal issues with you. Here’s some ways you can do that!

  • What NOT to say

    If you notice that your child’s behaviour has changed recently, and they seem to be struggling, there are many ways you can support them. The best way to start is by opening a dialogue with them and making them feel comfortable discussing difficult and personal issues with you. Here’s some things to avoid when talking […]

  • Socialisation & getting along with peers

    Childhood is a very important time to develop interpersonal skills and learn the acceptable behavioursand values of their community: their family and friends.  When children act in a way that is not typical or appropriate for the situations that they are in, it can bea sign that their mental health is suffering.  Here are a […]

  • Mental Health Issues in India

    In order to understand the significance of mental health issues, let’s look at the facts.

  • Lethargy & lack of interest

    Childhood is a very important time to in establishing the baseline for an individual’s mental health.  While we often think of mental health issues presenting as exaggerated emotions (deep sadness,etc), it is equally common for mental health issues to present as lack of emotion, low energy levelsand reduced interest in everyday life.  Here are a […]

  • Lack of concentration & fear of failing

    Children face a large amount of pressure to succeed in school.  For some children, interpersonal conflict such as issues with peers or family members can affecttheir school experience.  For others, underlying disorders such as ADHD or anxiety can make attending school a difficult experience if not addressed appropriately.

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  • 5 Common Myths About Stress

    Myth 1:  Stress is the same for everybody Many of Robin Williams’ acquaintances interviewed since his death have noted that they never saw him unhappy, yet Different things cause stress for all of us, and all of us experience stress differently. What is stressful for one person may or may not be stressful for another; […]

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  • 5 Myths About Depression

    Myth: Depression is synonymous with sadness. Many of Robin Williams’ acquaintances interviewed since his death have noted that they never saw him unhappy, yet he suffered from severe depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), many of those suffering from depression do feel overwhelming sadness, but many don’t feel any specific emotion […]

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  • What is Mental Health and Why Is It Important for Children?

    Mental health is very important and it is more than just the lack of mental disorders. The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to […]

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  • The 4 Styles of Parenting

    What does it mean to be a parent? Being a parent is a big responsibility that requires care, love, and understanding. Parents are the first teachers for children and yet most parents don’t know that a child learns everything from their parents right from birth. The attitudes, values, verbal and non-verbal behavior modeled by the […]

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  • Self-acceptance: The Key to Good Mental Health

    Self-acceptance is the process of learning to accept yourself, with all of your strengths and weaknesses. It involves deeply understanding oneself, and leads to greater self-confidence, wellbeing, and emotional health. Until around the age of 8, a child cannot form a clear sense of self and learns self-acceptance from what is given to them by […]

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  • Do’s and Don’ts for Parents: Securing Better Mental Health For Your Children

    There are several factors that impact a child’s mental health status, both positively and negatively. Providing children with an environment conducive of love, compassion, trust, and understanding coming from people they depend and trust on, greatly impacts a child. It allows them to build on these stepping stones to have a productive lifestyle. However, many […]

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  • 12 Risk Factors That Can Lead to Poor Mental Health in Children

    Worldwide 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. 70% of mental disorders onset prior to the age of 25, making the adolescent years a critical window in which mental health can be promoted, and mental health problems can be […]

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  • Most Common Anxiety Disorders in Children:

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder Children and teens with this disorder worry excessively and uncontrollably about daily life events and are often nicknamed “worry warts”. Their worries include fear of bad things happening in the future such as global warming or parents divorcing, being on time or making mistakes, a loved one becoming ill or dying, personal […]

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  • Stress Management: What You Should Teach Your Child

    Everyone experiences stress – it’s a normal and often healthy part of life. Some amount of stress can help you meet daily goals, boost your memory, and function as a warning system to keep you safe. Too much stress, however, can be very damaging to the mind and body. Therefore, it is important to teach […]

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  • Depression in Children: Tips for Parents

    Children learn by example, especially from their parents and caretakers. The best way to help them practice self-care and healthy habits is to model them yourself. Here are some behaviours that improve mental hygiene and overall wellbeing that are great to teach to your children early in their lives. Cultivate supportive relationships: Turn to friends […]

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Through our initiative, Mann Ki Tayyari by Bournvita we need parents to GET THE MESSAGE and help their children by

ASK

Parents need to speak to their children sensitively and ask them what’s the matter. Listening patiently to their fears and experience will lead to children opening-up slowly and gradually.

ACCEPT

The first steps towards healing a child struggling with his/her mental health is to accept their current condition. When in denial, thinking their always cheerful child can never struggle with a mental health challenge, the parent is unable to provide the support the child seeks thereby worsening the problem.

ASSIST

It’s essential to take help of the experts to be able to help the child come out of the situation and be positive in life again. Parents need to identify and seek help from experts at the initial stages of mental health challenges.

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