Supporting the mental & behavioral health of children age 6 to 12

If you sometimes get frustrated trying to start meaningful conversations with your child, you are not alone. But how can you get your child to open up? What should you listen for? Watch the following videos to get tips and advice on how you can support the mental & behavioral health of children age 6 to 12.


Tips for starting conversations with children age 6 to 12

It can be difficult to get conversations started, that's why it's important to help kids feel safe and comfortable to talk.


Common questions & concerns from parents of children age 6 to 12

If a parent can address their child's mental & behavioral health concerns early, they can make a big difference.


What to look for in the behavior of children age 6 to 12

A lot of development occurs in children between 6 and 12 years old, including the introduction of more complex emotions.


Setting boundaries for children age 6 to 12

Kids are taking in a lot of information, so it's important to set boundaries to help relieve the pressure and create a sense of safety.


Why it's important to manage screen time for children age 6 to 12

It's important for parents to monitor what their children are watching online and to be available to answer questions.

Talking Mental Health

A printable activities worksheet to help start the conversation and support your child’s mental and behavioral health.


More parenting tips

Want to learn more? We have additional tips and advice to help parents support the mental & behavioral health of kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Where to seek help

If your child is struggling with mental & behavioral health issues, it’s OK to seek help. While you may feel worried or frustrated, it’s important to know you are not alone.