Mental Health

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with StressHealth.org, and any opinions expressed are my own. Resources and information shared in this post were provided by the Center for Youth Wellness.

They say that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. The mind is also a terrible thing to neglect. A neglected mind can have a very detrimental effect on the body and overall well-being of an individual. A young mind may be more susceptible to stress than a mature mind. After all, a child’s mind is still developing; we would not want anything hurting the development of a youngster’s mind!

I am not referring to regular everyday stress such as homework or getting into a disagreement. I am referring to emotional and physical stress that strains the mind and body. This type of stress is a detriment to an adult, let alone a young mind. This stress can be caused by abuse and neglect and is a scary thing for anyone to face.

One thing is certain, kids seem to react to stress without plainly telling us that they are stressed. As a parent, one of the biggest things you want is for your child to be better off than you were. We want to protect them from the same potentially debilitating stresses that we faced growing up. So how can we know if our children are stressed? The Stress Health team has tons of helpful information.

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One of the ways to identify if a child is at risk is to determine how many Adverse Childhood Experiences (“ACES”) they have endured. The Stress Health site advises and even quizzes you on ACES to make sure that you are prepared to identify and help not only your own but also other at-risk children.

Our children are our future; there is no doubt about that. Children need a healthy mind. We need to be their support. In order for them to be our future foundation, we need to be their present foundation. Visit the Stress Health website today and make sure that you have the tools to support a child in need. Remember, our goal is to make our children’s lives easier than ours were. Here are some helpful tools and an amazing place to start!

 

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with StressHealth.org, and any opinions expressed are my own. Resources and information shared in this post were provided by the Center for Youth Wellness.

Post Author: LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and I am the owner and editor of the Night Helper Blog. I created this wonderful blog in 2008. I wanted to share with other moms about life’s every day challenges with children. I have a degree in the Medical , Cosmetology field. I’m also a mom inventor of a wonderful bed wetting timepiece, which we are working on now…hoping to have it in a home/ store near you soon. I’m married with three wonderful kids and I have two grand kids.

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