Eating disorders and disordered eating thrive in secrecy, so detecting them in your children and teens can often be difficult. However, there are signs and clues to be on the lookout for as a parent.
February marks Psychology Month in British Columbia, and the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) is putting on 15 free public presentations throughout the Lower Mainland in the month of February to help raise awareness of the role psychology and mental health plays in our lives.
The BCPA has partnered with local libraries and the Centre for Mindfulness Canada to put on these presentations in support of the community to bring British Columbians information about how to sustain positive mental health.
Presentation topics include:
- Understanding and managing anxiety in children
- Mindfulness for resilient teenagers
- Gender identity in children and youth
- Sustaining healthy relationships with children and partners
These presentations, in particular, would be beneficial for parents and caregivers to learn more about how to best support their children’s mental health. However, there are also many other presentation topics that would be helpful on a more individual basis, such as stress reduction through mindfulness and enhancing well-being – parents need mental health support too.
The Importance of Movement to the Active Child.
In today's fast-paced and challenging world, it is essential for parents to prioritize their children's mental health. The well-being of children directly impacts their overall development, academic performance, and future success.
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