It is very easy for the parents to identify when their child physically needs something: warm clothes whenever it is cold, healthy food, bedtime at an early reasonable hour. However, a kid's emotional and mental needs may not always be as obvious. When children have good mental health, it allows them to learn new skills, develop socially and think clearly. Additionally, encourage words from the adults and good friends are very important for helping the children to develop high self-esteem, self confidence and a healthier emotional outlook on their lives.
Basics For A Kid's Good Physical Health
Basics For A Kid's Good Mental Health
Suggestions On Discipline And Guidance
When To Get Help
Family members and parents are the first ones usually who notice if a kid has problems with behavior or emotions. Your observations along with those of caregivers and teachers may lead you for seeking help for the kid. If you suspect any problem or have any questions, you need to contact a good mental health professional or consult your pediatrician immediately.
Following signs can indicate need for the professional evaluation or assistance:
How To Seek Help
Referrals and information regarding types of the services which are readily available for kids can be obtained from:
Dr. Sharmistha Barai, MD is a leading Child & Adolescent psychiatrist based in Saint Louis, Missouri, using her talents and expertise to treat clients for depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders. Dr. Sharmistha specializes in general psycho-geriatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, drug and alcohol. She completed a MBBS degree (medical degree equivalent) at Lady Hardings Medical College, in New Delhi, India (2002).
Also read: Mental Health Importance Among Youth Discussed by Dr. Sharmistha Barai
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