Mental Health and Parenting: Helping Your Child Cope
Mental Health and Parenting: Helping Your Child Cope
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As a parent with a psychiatric disability, you have extra challenges. Not only do you need to manage your psychiatric disability, but it is critical to support your children and help them cope with the effects of it as well. This module can give you some tools and tips to help your child cope. The good news is that even though it may be difficult to help your children cope, you have the ability to make thoughtful decisions about how you want to help them, and this, in turn, will foster much resilience in your children. They may actually grow to be more compassionate and sensitive to others as a result of your helping them understand how your psychiatric disability affects you and them.