CAMH Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Szatmari provides advice in the Globe and Mail on nurturing the most important parts of a child's well-being - their mental health.
The key to a healthy year for your kids is to make sure they are surrounded by healthy relationships. In my 30 years as a researcher in autism and child and youth mental health, I have learned that there is no health without mental health, and there is no mental health without healthy relationships.
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It's important to remember that children's brains are hardwired to initiate and sustain supportive relationships with adults. And since there are intimate connections between brain and body, supportive relationships have a profound effect on physical health.
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