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Mental Health Matters for Kids, Too

Kids are so resilient, and most bounce back from physical, mental, and emotional setbacks on a daily basis. My own two kids are great reminders of this: my 5-year-old broke his wrist last week and is already healing like a bionic human. My 8-going-on-45-year-old son constantly impresses me with how he shakes off bullying on the sports field or after a fight with a friend. Or how both of them can coach me through rough patches of my own. During a recent "moment" I had in front of them, they encouraged me with, "Mom, take deep breaths!" "Yeah, pretend like you're blowing out birthday candles!" Kids are hugely emotional creatures, infused with a sagacity that often surprises. But right now, the