Over the past couple of years I've done a number of talks for kids between the ages of 8 and 16 and believe me, they are ready to talk mental health!
One of the key messages of this episode is understanding that a problem that may not be big for you is massive for our kids!
"School was the best days of our lives" is something we can only say because we now have the perspective of an adult, something we can tell a kid about, but they will have to experience on their own one day.
For now all change comes from accepting that if a problem is real to THEM then it is REAL. Annoyingly I learned this from other people's kids... not my own!
In this episode from one parent to another I try to pass on some of the things I have learned and how these can be applied in your relationships with your kids.