Brain disorders and mental health: How to help your child cope

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Find out how you can help your child cope with the challenges of a neurological condition and any related mental health issues.

Key points

  • Some signs of your child's increased stress may be their frustration, statements like "I'm not good enough" or dislike of school.
  • To help your child, encourage them to talk openly about their feelings about school or social stressors.
  • To help your child manage their behaviour, offer specific praise for positive actions, set realistic expectations and help them get enough exercise, sleep and nutrition.
  • Take time to speak to a mental health professional about your own parenting experiences.
  • Consider getting an updated neuropsychological assessment at important transitions in your child's life (starting or finishing high school).
Last updated: July 12th 2017