Belonging Builds Children's Mental Health
We all long to feel like we fit in. Children who feel connected - to their families, their schools, their teams and their communities - see physical and mental health benefits.
A sense of belonging and being included leads kids to feel more secure, which builds social, emotional and thinking skills.
And there are things that parents, caregivers, teachers, coaches and mentors can do to help build a child's sense of belonging. Are you ready to get started?
Why School Belonging Matters
Teachers and parents can help build a sense of classroom or school belonging that improves academic performance and builds self-confidence.
Helping Children Who Feel Like They Don't Fit In
Some children struggle with feeling like they don’t fit in. You can help them grow their sense of belonging.
Why Belonging Matters for Underrepresented Children
Children who are minoritized, may experience barriers to belonging. Help support and grow their connections.
Belonging Boosts Kids Mental Health
Learn about four ways to help children improve their sense of fitting in and how belonging helps children feel connected and secure.