Emotional Wellbeing in Primary School Aged Children

Emotional Wellbeing in Primary School Aged Children

There is no denying that school can be a difficult time for a child. There are many different stresses and strains our young children will endure and making sure they grow emotionally healthy is the key to a well-balanced happy life.

From opening up for the new lessons to struggling with a subject in school to having difficulties with a classmate, the self- identification and social skills’ steps are lapidated, and like a rough diamond, their emotional intelligence is shaped.

When you are young, you can feel things more intensely, like these problems are the worst things in the world. This is why it is important for us, as parents, to try and promote mindfulness and emotional wellbeing for our children. Especially in their primary school aged ones, as these states can create confidence and healthy life habits. 

Here are some key basic suggestions you can assist your children with… 

  • Talk to your child about their emotions

It is always important to open a clear two-way conversation channel with your children about how they are feeling. As parents, we will typically be the ones most in tune with our own child’s emotional tone. Therefore, interactions and conversations are so pivotal here. After all, children tend to express how they are feeling through their behaviour. Then, as sometimes they can struggle to understand their emotional state, they can get overwhelmed by their feelings. Talk about emotions and feelings might sound dull, but this simple action will help them understand themselves and others around them. 

It is important they know it is okay for them to feel anger, disappointment, frustration. The key for them is to recognise and understand what they are feeling so they can learn how to react with these situations.

Caring and honest daily two-way conversations can consolidate the long-run relationship between children and parents, and of course, prepare for the teenage years.

  • Look out for any warning signs that your child is not feeling themselves

There are several different warning signs to look out for here. This includes erratic behaviour, for example, anger outbursts. Other examples include avoidance of eating, being distracted by something difficult to identify, struggles making or sustaining friends, and difficulty complying with school demands. Furthermore, if your child avoids activities they would normally enjoy, there could be something wrong. The same applies if they often appear sad and they have increased difficulty when it comes to regulating their emotions. 

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  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep

We all know that disruptive sleep can cause many health problems, as much as we also know that habits are created when we are young. The benefits of ensuring that our children go to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning can help define a positive life habit.

Modern times bring with it screen time, even for very young children. It is widely recommended that this action is limited, especially before your children go to bed as the light can keep their brain awake even once they have stopped using it.

Reading to our young children is a great bonding relaxation action as well as an educational habit. Having said that, one of the most recent trends within families with young children are to practice yoga and meditation as an introduction to mindfulness. The benefits are extensive, from allowing them to relax before bed, whilst stimulating deep and restful sleep, to learn how to breath, helping them with a time to reflect on their day and think about what they are grateful for.

Why not get your child in touch with their mental wellbeing by focusing on meditating or practising yoga positions? For insight, take a look at these families for some meditation and yoga inspiration: 

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  • Model good behaviour

Last but not least, each one of us, parents, are the best teacher of our child. For this, we are responsible to provide our children with the opportunities to see us being a caring, fair and kind. After all, each one of us is our own child’s ultimate role model, and it is vital to remember this. 

Think for the future.  As parents, we always worry about the world that our children will face as they grow older after we leave them behind. But, it is equally important to consider what children we are leaving in the world. We want to know that we have taught our children to be happy, healthy, fair and with a positive mental wellbeing.

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