Dads Can Make a Big Difference in How Kids Learn About Mental Health

Dads Can Make a Big Difference in How Kids Learn About Mental Health

Share on Pinterest From normalizing talking about feelings to teaching emotional intelligence, how dads approach mental health can profoundly shape their kids’ development and understanding of it. Maskot/Getty Images Fathers can help destigmatize mental health by talking with their kids about it. There are a number of healthy ways to talk to children about mental health. However, when men advocate for children’s mental health, Sobowale said it destigmatizes negative perceptions about mental health, as well as models that fathers have a role in their child’s development. “This helps to equate mental health and physical health, which can be a helpful comparison to make, especially since we spend a lot of time thinking how to maintain our physical health, but not usually as much about our mental health,” said Huston.

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