Mental Well-Being of Our Students

Gavin McCormack posted the following steps to change our focus toward mental well-being of our students:
1. Actively listen before offering advice.
2. Be patient with children, walk at their pace not yours.
3. Share your feelings and validate theirs.
4. Always tell the truth. Model by example.
5. Provide an example of a healthy lifestyle.
6. Follow through with your promises.
7. Believe children and believe in them.
8. Practice relaxation together.
9. Acknowledge positive choices.
10. Set boundaries and respect them.
11. Limit electronics for everyone, including yourself.
12. Observe them and try to understand their feelings.
13. Have scheduled down time.
14. Respond calmly when emotions are elevated.
15. Be present. Give them your full attention.
16. Model forgiveness.
17. Use open-ended questions.
18. Teach children how to stay safe.
19. Surround your children with positivity and encouragement.
With a healthy environment our children will grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

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