For a family unit, life can be stressful. With so many daily pressures, it can be hard to create a low-stress environment and navigate feelings and emotions in a healthy way. But taking time to prioritize your family’s emotional wellness can help kids learn healthy, effective ways to cope with life’s everyday stress. 

First, it’s important to know what emotional wellness means. According to the National Institutes of Health, emotional wellness is our ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to changes and difficult times. Our emotional wellness and how we feel impact relationships, the ability to perform daily activities, and overall mental health, and the same is true for kids.

So how can you regularly foster and prioritize emotional wellness in your family? Here are five ideas to get you started: 

No matter how much you prioritize emotional wellness in your family, big and sometimes challenging feelings can arise. But when they do, it’s important to remember that emotions are not good or bad, and it’s normal to experience a wide range of emotions throughout the day. By prioritizing emotional wellness and creating a safe space for your kids to feel their emotions, you are supporting their emotional development and overall well-being.

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