Raising Emotionally Healthy Children



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for a 24-minute video that shares our story and what parents need to be aware of and do while raising their children.

We are available to present this to your church, school, or other organization.

The Goal - Raise Awareness of the Reality of Problems with the Mind

On December 20, 2010, our son Nathan died by suicide. We had no idea there was a problem. Now we understand many children deal with problems with their minds and emotions which may lead to tragedy or life-long struggles. If parents were more aware of this issue, we believe that they could help their children navigate through these challenges.

The Plan - Provide Resources to Help Parents Take Action

This site offers practical action steps for parents to help raise emotionally healthy children. Each of the five suggested steps offer basic components that can be accomplished quickly and extended steps that require more time.

The five steps are:

  #1  Discover Research family history

   #2  Learn Study potential problems 

   #3  Teach Educate your child 

   #4  Check Evaluate your child 

   #5   Act Take Action 

Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Would you like to get involved? Contact us!

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Nathan Watford

This site is dedicated to the memory of our son Nathan.   Memorial web site: www.nathanw.org

National Crisis and Suicide Hotline: 988

                                ParentsAware.org, 4750 Beechnut Drive, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-9321, 269-428-7226, mail@parentsaware.org

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