Mental Health & Wellness - Gratitude and Appreciation
Gratitude and appreciation can be more than just saying “thank-you”.
Gratitude and appreciation allow us to take time to reflect on the positive actions displayed by ourselves and others and recognize them in an intentional way.
How to Show Appreciation to our Children
Put less emphasis on material things
- Life is filled with lots of joy and this joy is not made of material things. Talk/ask them when they feel their happiest. Teach them that the best part of life is when you are with the people you love rather than things you like.
Recognize their acts of kindness
- Recognize the acts of kindness your kid's display. Whether it is as simple as putting their toys away, or sharing with someone else, recognizing these behaviours reinforces them. Kids want to please their parents/caregivers, so let them know how proud you are of them.
- Talk to your kids about what they are grateful for. Let them know that you are most grateful for them.
For parents and caregivers it sometimes seems impossible to find time to do things that shift the focus to us. However, appreciating yourself and others can be short and simple, while still benefiting ourselves and our relationships.
Our team of staff are always here to support you, regardless of the platform we need to use to get there.
- Tracy Bryson, Mental Health Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org or 807-228-3368 (call or text if needed)
- Kelli Adams for Marathon, Manitouwadge, and Terrace Bay - email@example.com
- Ophelia Amonsah for Nipigon, Red Rock and Schreiber - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mikayla Dawson for Geraldton, Longlac and Nakina - email@example.com
Please reach out if you are in need of assistance and be sure to check out our website for information on the amazing services that continue to be offered by our dedicated service providers.
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