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Emotional Well-Being

This page is part of our School Newsletter Inserts section.
Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

There is a lot of talk about emotional well-being. But what is emotional well-being? Emotional well-being refers to having good mental health.

Parents play a major role in their child’s emotional well-being. Emotionally healthy children can:

  • Identify and manage their feelings
  • Make and keep friends
  • Care for others
  • Set goals
  • Deal with daily stressors in a healthy way

Current research shows that 1 in 5 children will suffer from poor mental health. For most, these problems will be brief. Experiences with stress, sadness or low self-esteem are a part of growing up. However, when it begins to interfere with school, family or everyday living, it is time to ask for help.