• Surround children and yourself with nurturing relationships
  • Create a trusting environment.
  • Provide stable and consistent caregivers at home and in child-care
  • Learn about and respond to children's cues.
  • Learn about child development to have realistic expectations.
  • Spend unhurried time together.
  • Comfort and reassure children when they are scared, angry, or hurt.
  • Develop routines to promote predictability and security.
  • Model good relationships and healthy ways to manage conflict.
  • Consider whatever you're doing or going through may affect a child.
  • Identify early signs of emotional or mental problems.
Helpful messages or tools to give parents and caregivers
about nurturing children's mental health.