Summer brings warm weather, pool time, family vacations and time away from the classroom. It can also bring a lack of structure which can lead to boredom and discipline issues.
During the summer months, it's important that children have a sense of structure at home just as they do in school. Parents can promote good mental health in their children by following these simple tips:
Establish a consistent routine.
Use the morning for outdoor play.
Pick one day a week for a new activity.
Continue to read to your children.
Enjoy dinner together as a family.
Maintain a reasonable bedtime.
Summer is a time for relaxation and fun, but children still need a sense of order in their world for good mental health.
Recognized as a leader in the field of children's mental health, DePelchin supports children and families struggling with behavioral or emotional issues. To learn more about the mental health services offered at DePelchin Children's Center, visit depelchin.org.
Parents know when something is troubling their child. The warning signs are often clear: problems at school, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, withdrawal from friends and family. To be sure, changes in a child's behavior are normal and a natural part of growing up. When the changes persist, however -- or seem to worsen -- it may be time to seek help. If you suspect your child is struggling with a mental health issue, don't wait. Turn to DePelchin Children's Center for help.
DePelchin believes that a child's mental health is just as important as his or her physical health. Through our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, we provide comprehensive care for a broad range of concerns, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and trauma. Learn more about Depelchin's mental health services.