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Mental Health Games For Children 
 
Working with children who have mental health problems can be quite challenging and adding to this would be the complication that most of these children would not be willing and open towards the help being given due to the mental condition. Therefore using games as a stimulating factor would be a good and encouraging tool to start with.        

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These games can easily be sourced and purchased online or at any game stores. Due to the variety available the parent would have to consider the child mental condition and what it would take to stimulate it the best way possible.  
 
It is not always necessary to purchase these games as some can be handmade or invention just from some intuitive imagination to suit the needs at hand.  

Board and card games are usually a good way to stimulate the mind. These boards’ games are usually specifically designed to address the mental health problems the child may be facing such as depression, self esteem issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many more.   

These board games can also be used from a therapeutic angle which would encourage the child to be involved without being pressured to face the actual mental health condition head on. It can also contribute to helping the child practice improving of the social skills that most mental health problematic children shy away from. This will also eventually help to improve the self esteem issues the child may be going through. The parent can also use traditional games but with the added feature of getting the child to make one positive statement about themselves each turn they play.   

Strategy games can also be particularly useful tools as they too help to build the self confidence of the child during the course of improving on problem solving skill and improving on working as team.      
     
Make Sure You Take Care Of Yourself As Well 
  
Exercise in the form of walking, running, cycling or swimming is recommended. If you are above the age of fifty, running is not recommended as it will put a strain on your joints especially on the knees.  Swimming is the best form of exercise for all age groups and you can do this any time of the day. Just half an hour of swimming is sufficient.    


It Takes You Too  

Our body requires a certain amount of rest a day. When you have a child with you, you will find that you are easily tired due to the tension of making sure the child is fed, the child is safe and the child is getting enough rest.   

You will be up at all hours to care for the child. All these activities will put a toll on you and make you feel tired. Try and get enough rest whenever possible. Even half an hour of sleep will do you good.   


Another factor to maintain a healthy mind and physique is proper nutrition.   
You must ensure that you get all the nutrition in the form of vitamins, fibers, carbohydrates and protein in balanced meals and supplements.  These food and supplements will ensure that your body receives what it needs and this will in turn keep the mind healthy and sharp.     


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 Wrapping Up  

In order to give your child the best health and mental care possible, you have to be physically and mentally healthy to do so. When you are not one hundred percent, your mental and physical state of mind will not be able to monitor and catch any deviation of your child’s physical and mental sociability. That is why it is important for you to have a proper regiment of exercise, rest and nutrition to maintain a good physical and mental state.  


Written by Abraham A.L on 9th March 2016

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