- Parents should proactively practice mentally strong habits to help their children build mental strength. And this doesn’t have to be complicated — just spending quality time together, particularly doing things like yoga or talking through feelings, can have a real impact.
- Parents should prioritize taking care of themselves — it models the importance of self-care. They also should know the value of play and fun.
- They should help kids problem solve and work through tough feelings, but not swoop in and fix things.
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It’s no coincidence that mentally strong parents raise mentally strong children. And while I spend a lot of time talking about avoiding the unhealthy habits that rob kids of mental strength, it’s also important for parents to proactively help kids build their mental muscles.
Mentally strong parents teach, practice, engage, and model mental strength so that their kids can learn the skills they need to become mentally strong adults.
Here are 10 things mentally strong parents do with their children: