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Children's Wellbeing: Impacts of Parental Involvement

Blog - 07 May 2024

Children's Wellbeing: Impacts of Parental Involvement

As Camp Australia gears up to explore the depths of nurturing a child’s social and emotional health in the upcoming Insight Series for parents, it’s important to recognise the pivotal role parents play in this journey. From the first tender moments of infancy to the crucial stages of adolescence, parents wield a profound influence on their child’s social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

Social Wellbeing: Building Bridges to Belonging

Parents who actively engage in their child’s social development sow the seeds for strong interpersonal relationships and a robust support network. By fostering open communication, encouraging empathy, and modelling positive social behaviours, parents equip their children with the tools needed to navigate the complexities of social interaction.

Emotional Wellbeing: Nurturing the Seeds of Resilience

Emotional intelligence is an incredibly important aspect of today’s ever-evolving world, and its roots can be traced back to the home environment. Through active listening, empathetic responses, and constructive guidance, parents who prioritise emotional wellbeing create a safe haven where their child feels seen, heard, and validated. This empowers their child to embrace their emotions authentically and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Physical Wellbeing: Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Health

A child’s physical wellbeing is intertwined with their overall development. From establishing healthy eating habits to promoting an active lifestyle, parental involvement plays a pivotal role in laying the foundation for lifelong health. This includes displaying healthy behaviours, providing nutritious meals, and encouraging physical activity to contribute to their overall wellbeing.

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In Camp Australia’s recent Insight Series titled, From Surviving to Thriving: Moments that Matter for Children’s Emotional and Social Wellbeing, we delved deeper into the multifaceted landscape of nurturing your child’s social and emotional health. The webinar was led by Dr. Kaylene Henderson and will be available to watch on Zoom Recordings on 28 May 2024.

Title: From Surviving to Thriving: Moments that Matter for Children’s Emotional and Social Wellbeing

Duration: 1 hour

Target: Parents of children aged 5-12 years

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