Every generation hopes the legacy we leave our children, and the state the world they are left to live in, is one that is bigger and better than what we lived in before.

We aspire to provide due diligence providing them the best opportunity to live the life they deserve and a positive future. Not only for our children but for their children’s children and generations to come.

However, due to the escalating mental health crisis facing our children, the ability for us as parents and careers to provide this is slightly questionable. Disappointingly, the statistic of childhood obesity, mental health conditions, self-harm and suicide are all greater than ever before

Did you know almost fifty percent of the factors that determine children’s psychological wellbeing and happiness come from the environments in which they are raised? So, this tell us that we do have the power to positively influence our children’s lives and help raise a mentally fit generation.

To help explain how we can do this, welcome our special guest and beautiful human being, Kari Sutton

Kari is an expert in fostering children’s positive mental health. Kari has helped over 25,000 children, parents, and educators with evidence-based strategies, tools and approaches as well as common sense tips that help kids stop worrying so much and to manage their anxiety.

Her expertise has made her an in-demand conference speaker, author and consultant in wanting to foster children’s positive mental health.

She launched her second book “Raising a Mentally Fit Generation” in November 2020.

We ask Kari questions including:

  1. Having worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor for the past 25 years, how have you seen the dramatic rise in anxiety disorders, depression and suicide affecting our kids?
  2. What are the 10 key components to mental fitness mentioned in your book?
  3. What is Mental Fitness and how can it benefit our children?
  4. How can Mental Fitness impact a child’s mental health?
  5. You draw a distinction between Mental Fitness and Resilience – what’s the difference?
  6. You have a strong view that a lot of our children are struggling to develop resilience, why do you think that is?
  7. What are some of the successful strategies and tools your clients are implementing with their children that we can learn from?
  8. What are your best tips for future-proofing the next generation?
  9. What is the effect if childhood mental illnesses are left untreated?

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