Fundamentals | A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem
Currently, I’m really into reading books that will help improve family life — whether it’s about having a more minimalist home, creating good routines and habits or books about parenting and child development.
Having two children, there’s always a lot going on with them — especially with our four-year-old who is about to start school and is quite a sensitive and emotional child. I’m curious to learn more about what I can do to help her with her emotions and self-esteem so I was very interested when I spotted the book Fundamentals A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Carers on Mental Health and Self-Esteem by Natasha Devon and Lynn Crilly.
Lynn Crilly is a mother and counsellor who writes books for parents and carers and Natasha Devon is a journalist and activist who writes for teacher. This is practical book is for everyone who has children or work with children to help them understand how to support children’s self-esteem and mental health.
The modern culture that we live in is quite a strange one and can often be quite toxic, especially to children and young people who struggle with self-esteem and therefore battle with mental and physical health issues as result. What can we as parents, teachers and carers do to help?
This is why this book is here. It’s a guide with relevant advice on how to nurture self-esteem and discuss and deal with mental health issues. It covers more specific and extreme issues like self-harm, eating disorders and anxiety but is mainly aimed towards instilling confidence and promoting a positive state of mind.
It’s not a typical self-help book — I would usually avoid them — it just feels like a friendly and positive guide that’s very realistic and helpful for anyone who deals with children on a daily basis.
You can read more about Lynn Crilly here and see all her books here. Other titles include Snap Out Of It!, Hope with OCD and Hope with Eating Disorders.
Book provide for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.