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10 Best Articles of the Year for Supporting a Child’s Emotional Well-Being

Inside: Here are the top 10 most talked-about articles on Parents with Confidence that will help you raise a child with emotional well-being.

With every year comes more public awareness that how we interact with our child each day as parents, has the potential to steer them toward a future of emotional well-being. What exactly is the payoff of raising an emotionally healthy child and why should you care?

Raising emotionally healthy kids means turning the tides on the skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression in our young children.

It means providing a child with emotional intelligence skills so they are able to cope with the ups and downs of life instead of turning to self-medication and unhealthy coping mechanisms such as food, alcohol, drugs or self-harm.

It means equipping your child with the communication and conflict resolution skills that will pay off on the playground in 3rd grade and when their marriage is hanging on by a thread decades down the road.

It means encouraging healthy self-confidence and self-esteem by using a firm but also respectful approach when speaking to them, avoiding ineffective and damaging tactics of shame, criticism, and negativity.

It means giving your child the opportunity to be self-sufficient so you don’t end up in their college dorm room and on the phone with their Chem 101 professor.

Emotional well-being is the bedrock of a meaningful and fulfilled life for your child.

Supporting your child in building the skills of emotional well-being is the best gift you could ever give them and is the primary mission of Parents with Confidence. Here are the top most read and talked about articles on Parents with Confidence this past year that will lead your child towards a future of social-emotional health.

Every day is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to provide the best gift possible, a strong foundation for a child’s mental health. Read about how here in >>

100 Everyday Ways to Nourish Your Child’s Mental Health

Learn two vitally important things that will change your child’s life for when it feels difficult parenting a strong-willed child or an emotionally intense child in >> The Best Mindset for Parenting a Strong-willed Intense Child

“My kid might have anxiety???”

This is the response 90% of parents have when they find themselves sitting on the couch in my therapy office seeking to gain insight into their child’s confusing and challenging behaviors…read more on how anxiety can be masked by challenging behaviors in >>

10 Anxiety Symptoms of Children that Most Parents Miss

Find out what parenting insights and approaches consistently lead to happy, emotionally healthy and well-adjusted children from a family therapist in >> 10 Insights of Remarkable Parents from a Child Therapist

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Learn the best, most effective tips for getting your child to listen using positive parenting skills that contribute to your child’s emotional well-being in 5 Brilliant Ways to Get Your Child to Listen without Yelling

Our eight-year-old daughter is a sensitive soul. Ever since I can remember we’ve been able to visibly see the impact our words and reactions have on her. She’s also spirited and independent so in the first few years of her life, her behaviors elicited quite a few words and reactions from her father and me, many of which I regret… cont. in >> This is What Happens to Your Child When you Respond to Them with Criticism and Shame

Hands down this is the most common mistake parents make when it comes to raising an emotionally intelligent child. Find out what it is in >>

The one Mistake to Avoid to Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child

Learn 5 ways to help your daughter build qualities of confidence, authenticity, and self-love that will positively guide her in relationships and in living a life of good emotional well-being >> The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Strong Girl who Loves who she is

This concept is the foundation of a child’s well-being and the key to a healthy parent-child relationship. Find out what it is in >>

This is the Most Powerful Tool A Parent Has

Mindfulness is the new black, no seriously, the science behind it is nuts. Here’s a practical guide for getting started with your child >> 25 Mindfulness Practices Your Child Will Actually WANT to do

Emotional Well-being is an often overlooked concept when it comes to raising kids

I think we can all agree it’s time to turn that around, there’s just too much at stake.

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