On this week’s episode of IMPACT, we had a tremendously important conversation with Dr. Roseann Capana-Hodge. Dr. Roseann is a mental health clinician, author, and founder of the Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann, LLC. She is definitely “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health,” and she is here today to give us her secrets to raising healthy kids.
Dr. Roseann speaks about how she became involved with treating children’s mental health, how we are in a crisis state when it comes to mental health, why parents should be managing their own stress before assessing their child’s stress, and more. With the pandemic, mass shootings, and other tragedies happening all across the world, and now with those tragedies being more accessible than ever through social media, our children are bound to feel sad and frustrated.
Kids and parents need to have something that comforts and calms them because if they don’t, that stressor will keep on coming back and it will bring friends. Make sure to foster strong communication with your child before outsourcing because sometimes they just want someone that’ll listen without judgment.
Make sure to tune in, take notes, and apply the knowledge that this very powerful woman is spilling over onto us, today.
[7:44] How Dr. Roseann became involved with children’s mental health
[9:57] What “crisis state” looks like in Roseann’s office
[16:22] How to get kids to open up
[28:10] Stress management as parents to provide a good role model for our children
[40:02] Mental health problems are evident across the world
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“We are in a crisis state, even before the pandemic happened, which is why in January of 2020, I started the Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health. And here we are in 2022, and it’s pretty bad out there.”
“Parents should be the CEO of their kids’ physical and mental health.”
“We are in a world of Facebook and Instagram where everything has to look a certain way, there’s filters for everything and all of this other stuff. And our kids have a tremendous amount of pressure on them, even when parents don’t put pressure on their kids.”
“If you’re not having regular conversations about how to deal with stressors, and we’ll get into that, you’re not going to jump into a hot situation.”
“Start being a detective and look at your child and go, ‘Wow, they really have a low frustration tolerance’. I talk about a resiliency mindset; you want to be resilient.”
“The best people, in terms of how they handle stress, is how they view it. So if you don’t even view things as a stressor in the same way… we know that there’s better life outcomes.”
“I call this bubble wrap parenting. We are bubble wrapping our kids and we are not allowing them to tolerate uncomfortableness. And when you learn to be uncomfortable, little bits of uncomfortableness is how your kids self-regulate.”
“That stress management, that calming the brain, is something you have to do everyday. It doesn’t have to be a massage everyday, but it has to be 10 minutes of dedicated time powering your brain and body down… Gratitude practices, prayer, biofeedback, neurofeedback, yoga, there has to be quietness to it.”
“14% of people aged 10-18 have a mental health problem. That’s across the globe.”