It is a known fact that wellbeing matters and we all seek ultimate wellbeing in our lives. Wellbeing gives us the feeling of contentment, happiness, fitness and success. It is a state of mindfulness, resilience and positivity which enables us to achieve our aspirations, gain work and life satisfaction, embrace growth-mindset and realise a sense of purpose. It is a state of feeling well. We start to sense this feeling since our early days of life.
Wellbeing during the early years of life ensures good mental health, sound intellectual development, positive psychosocial skills and ability to learn new skills in the child, which in turn results in the all-round development of any child. In the current climate where competition is fierce, life is tough, present is unprecedented, future is uncertain and role models are scarce, children are often under immense emotional distress and mental pressure.
Parents and teachers have a huge responsibility to promote children’s wellbeing so that they grow up as confident, empathetic and resilient adults ready for the challenges of the modern era.
There are various techniques and strategies for enhancing wellbeing in children and adolescents which parents and teachers may find helpful.
- Embrace the technique of Self-Reflection for enhanced empathetic connection with children and adolescents.
- Gain insight into positive interaction patterns and radical acceptance approach of parenting styles.
- Understanding the strategies of Emotional Validation, communication of Felt Emotions, balancing Emotional Pandemonium.
- Knowing to manage behaviourally disruptive and hyperactive kids, increase the attention span of inattentive kids and deal with impulsivity.
- Develop skills to connect emotionally with students for a healthy teacher-student relationship.
- Learn how teachers can become role models and contribute towards the ultimate wellbeing of the children and adolescents.
- Gain awareness of effective strategies in schools for anger management, handling excessive stress and anxiety and practising mindfulness.
- Evaluating the extent of mental health issues or emotional problems in children and seeking professional help where necessary.
The programme is for teachers, carers or parents who are willing to learn the techniques and strategies to help enhance mental and emotional wellbeing of children and youngsters.