You don’t need to be a psychologist to know that this is a difficult time for many children. Stuck at home and unable to play with friends, they’re dealing not only with pandemic-related stressors, but also with the usual anxieties and insecurities that come with being a kid.
Unfortunately, getting access to mental-health care can be difficult in Ontario. For many parents, it’s hard to know where to turn.
But there are resources. And, for Mental Health Week, tvokids.com has launched a page that teaches children about the concept of gratitude and how it can help people through tough times.
Many experts recommend showing gratitude on a daily basis as a means of improving mental health — and it can work for kids as well as grown-ups.
If you think your child could benefit from learning more about expressing gratitude, visit tvokids.com.