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Insight 3

Insight 3

There are things that we can do as parents to encourage sound mental health.

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Be engaged around your kid

These moments will pass you by if you are not careful, so relish every moment with your child. Put your phone away and turn your TV off. Listen to what they are saying and ask questions, Instead of replying. Encourage them to play and Join in.

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3 Key Insights
  1. Insight 1: The way we react to parenting situations is tied up to our own childhood.
  2. Insight 2: Validate your child's feelings, even the irrational ones
  3. Insight 3: There are things we can do as parents to encourage sound mental health.

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Insight 1

The way we react to parenting situations is tied up to our own childhood.

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Remember yourself as a child.

Think about what makes you angryOr frustrated as parent. Then, try to remember if anything similar used to happen to you were young. Try to draw links between your childhood and your own child's present, and address any emotions attached.

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Insight 2

Validate your child's feelings, even the irrational ones.

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Meet your child At their level.

Instead of flying off the handle to match your child's tantrums, come down to their l level and ask them. Ask them why they are and try to meditate that emotion. Show that you understand where are coming from and try to come to a solution that they can appreciate.

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PHILIPPA PERRY

Children won't form on their own like seedlings, Children grow through their relationships with others

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The book will help you to step back Focus on more bigger picture of parenting to foster a strong relationship with your child so that they can grow emotionally and mentally healthy

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When children witness a parent in a state of anxiety, they can become unsettled, because they take information about how to interpret situations from the parent.

If you notice your child shows anxious behaviors, don't punish yourself for it. Implement strategies to help ensure you do not pass your anxiety on to your kids.

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Become an engaged reader

How you can enrich your life by becoming a more skillful and engaged reader of literature We are what we read, according to Robert DiYanni. Reading may delight us or move us; we may read for instruction or inspiration. But more than this, in reading we discover ourselves. We gain access to the lives of others, explore the limitless possibilities of human existence, develop our understanding of the world around us, and find respite from the hectic demands of everyday life. 

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Reasons for writing a book summary
  • Writing a book summary helps you remember what you read months, or even years, after reading.
  • It helps you connect main concepts from other books, giving you a deeper level of understanding.
  • Lastly, it helps you improve your own writing.

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