If we want to see optimism, positivity, joy, and healing in children, it begins with caregivers embodying these characteristics first. Steve Gross addresses the role of caregivers as healing agent’s in a child’s life; impact of enduring stress; and how to ensure caregivers stay positive in the midst of challenges.
Children need time to play with others, it improves social and mental wellness. It gives the child a sense of joy, freedom, connection, and engagement. Promoting play engages the child in physical activity, provides freedom, and allows them to connect with other children around them, all of which helps with the healing process.