15 ways you can take of your toddler's mental health – Mint Lounge

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Children’s experiences in their earliest years affect how their brains work, the way they respond to stress, and their ability to form trusting relationships. In this period, they develop basic motor (physical) skills, language and communication, and cognitive and emotional behaviour. These skills lay the foundation for developing literacy and other cognitive abilities that are critical for success in school and life. 
Significant mental health problems can and do occur in young children. It could be an anxiety disorder, hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, stress disorder, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, at a very early age. That said, young children respond to and process emotional experiences and traumatic events in ways that are very different from adults and older children.
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Here are 15 ways in which you can take care of your toddler’s mental health
(Inputs from Dr Megha Consul, Principal Consultant- Pediatrics, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Gurugram, Meghna Yadav, Child Psychologist and Head of Training, KLAY, Mansi Zaveri, Founder, Kidsstoppress.com, Pritisha Borthakur – Independent Journalist, Author, Entrepreneur)
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