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Child Mental Health: Raising a Happy and Healthy Child

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In addition to meeting the physical needs of your child such as food, clothing, and shelter, fostering your child’s mental health is essential to raising a child who will thrive and succeed. How your child interacts with the world, the relationships he establishes with family and friends, and how he copes with challenges are important areas of your child’s mental health.

Managing ​Sibling Rivalry

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While siblings are often excellent playmates and, in later years, best friends and confidants, arguments among siblings are bound to occur and are absolutely normal—even though they can be a parent’s biggest headache! It is important to recognize the individual personalities, interests, and needs of each of your children and know how to effectively diffuse conflicts that arise so that your family can be happy and healthy.

Alternatives to Yelling at Your Child

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Sometimes, your child’s behaviors may cause you to feel embarrassment, frustration, and even anger, and as a result you may feel like yelling or spanking your child or calling him or her names. These responses are ineffective and may increase your child’s risk of becoming a bully.

Becoming a Sibling

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While a sibling is a very special gift that your child will treasure throughout her life, in addition to the excitement, she may at times feel ignored, jealous, or even angry. While preparing your home for the arrival of the new baby, it is important that you also prepare your older child.

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