Hey there, amazing NHS parents and students!
As the leaves start to change and the scent of fresh beginnings fills the air, we're excited to delve into September's mental health theme: Self-Reflection and Awareness. This month, let's journey inward to discover the power of self-awareness and the magic of introspection. At NHS, students and staff are focusing on recognizing what habits they can build to promote positive mental health. During Wellness classes, students have been reflecting on building good habits for sleep, nutrition, physical activity, social connection, screen time, outdoor time, and goal setting!
Resource Roundup: Cultivating Self-Discovery
Explore these resources, tailor-made for parents and students of all ages, to kickstart your path of self-reflection and awareness this school year:
- 61 Mindfulness Journal Prompts For Students (+ Printable PDF) - Uncover the therapeutic benefits of journaling and guide your child towards self-discovery.
- Create a Me Tree- A Self-Reflection Activity - Use this activity to reflect on the unique things that make you – you, and the people and communities that surround and support you.
- 10 Things to Improve Your Mental Health - Use this information to open up conversations with your child about creating healthy habits to support positive mental health.
For more resources, check out the Self-Awareness page on the NLPS website.
Check out FCSS Cold Lake for their “Junior Emotion Kits” program (ages 7-11) to build your own emotion kit with tools to support self-care and social emotional development!
Fostering Self-Awareness: Tips for Students
In the hustle and bustle of school life, nurturing self-awareness lays a foundation for growth. Encourage your child to explore their strengths, passions, and challenges, fostering resilience and adaptability. As they embark on this new academic year, remind them that self-reflection is a superpower that helps them thrive in both studies and life.
Students, embrace self-awareness for a fulfilling school journey:
- Keep a reflective journal to capture thoughts and feelings.
- Set aside quiet time to ponder your aspirations and goals.
- Engage in hobbies that bring joy and self-discovery.
- Seek feedback to enhance personal growth.
- Practice empathy to understand and connect with others.
Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counselors: Your Allies in Well-Being
Have questions, seeking guidance, or want to chat about your child's well-being? Reach out to our dedicated Student Advocacy Counselor, Mrs. Peterson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 639-3388. We're here to support your child's journey of self-reflection and growth.
Here's to a month of self-discovery, meaningful connections, and a thriving sense of self-awareness. Let's create a canvas of well-being together!