10 Crafts For Kids to Make With 3 Supplies or Less

Check out these simple yet fun crafts and activities for kids to make that only require a few supplies:

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What Being a Babysitter Says About You

People draw conclusions about others regularly based on their occupation. When someone sees a doctor, they assume he or she is smart with great compassion, working tirelessly to help patients in any way they can. When meeting a teacher, one can assume he or she is patient with, caring for, and loving toward children, investing time in their education and future. So what can someone assume about a babysitter?

Pointing Out the Positives: A Tip for Coping with Stress

In keeping with the theme of monitoring mental health, let’s discuss handling stress, as well as ways to relieve it. Stress is an inevitable part of life. If you’re alive, you’re going to experience stress at some point or another. Whether it comes from concern for a loved one or conflict with a friend, stress is bound to show up in some way, shape, or form. So it’s best to know what to do in any situation that can bring stress your way.

Monitoring Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and mental health is important to sitters, parents, and children. Mental health is all about taking care of yourself mentally and psychologically. Being aware of your mental health status can range from something as simple as monitoring mood swings to something as chronic as dealing with the daily pressures of bipolar disorder. Mental health challenges can come in many different forms. The key is learning to detect such a challenge and how to alleviate it.

Let's Talk about Kids' Mental Health

Did you know that over 20% of children experience mental health disorders1? Talking about mental health can be tough, but it's important! Both parents and caregivers should focus on promoting emotional wellbeing for all children through love, guidance, and support2. You can take a Mental Health First Aid course to learn how to recognize symptoms, talk to kids about mental health, and seek help3.

For Parents: If you are concerned about your child’s mental health but don’t know what to do, you can talk to:

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