How to Help Kids Stay Positive

Kids and teens take on new experiences every day – at school, at home and during extracurricular activities – it’s part of growing up. Some lessons will come easy and others will be more difficult, but it’s how they react that matters.

Having a positive attitude will not only make you feel better, it will help you do better. When situations get tough, rather than get upset, focus on what went right. Then, figure out what you could do better next time.

Parents, caregivers, mentors and teachers can teach kids to accept negative emotions and process them in a healthy way. Encouraging positive thinking and positive affirmations allows children to build new skills while also building resiliency. Use these tools and resources to help instill the power of positive thinking in your children.

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7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness

Dr. Parker Huston provides seven ways to help kids cultivate happiness, even during difficult times.

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Practicing mindfulness can help you and your kids learn to be more present in the moment, instead of being preoccupied with thoughts or feelings that can take away from the experience. Learn the benefits of mindfulness and how to practice it with your kids.

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Managing Anger in Kids

No matter their age, learning how to manage anger and frustration is an important process throughout a child's development. Use these tips and tools to help manage your child’s anger.

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Pushing Back Against Negative Self Talk

Mental health is affected by how we think, which impacts what we do. That's why it's important to push back against negative self-talk.

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Growing Our Gratitude

Research shows that people who practice gratitude - who think about the good things in their life - are healthier and happier! Gratitude helps us grow mentally and grow as a person.

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