A Growing Mind – Brain Health Considerations for Children Today

January 25, 2024 | Children’s brain and mental matters for the development on their future.

Author: Meg Thompson, Certified Brain Health Coach and Owner/Partner at Brain Train Centers Woodstock, GA, Marietta, GA, and St. Augustine Beach, FL

“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”  Idowu Koyenikan

Brain health is crucial for children’s overall well-being and development especially during a critical time of growth.

Here’s a cheat sheet list of things to consider for your child’s brain and mental health:

  1. Cognitive Development: A healthy brain is essential for cognitive functions such as attention and focus, learning, memory, problem-solving, and language development – forming the foundation for future learning and intellectual abilities.
  2. Academic Performance: Good brain health is closely linked to academic success, so they can excel in school, grasp new concepts, and perform well cognitively.
  3. Emotional Well-being: The brain plays a key role in regulating emotions and behavior. A healthy brain contributes to better emotional resilience, self-control, and the ability to cope with stress.
  4. Social Skills: A healthy brain facilitates the development of social skills such as empathy, communication, and cooperation, which are essential for building positive relationships with peers and adults.
  5. Physical Health: Brain health is interconnected with overall physical health. Adequate nutrition, exercise, and sleep contribute to optimal brain function.
  6. Formation of Neural Connections: The early years of a child’s life are crucial for the formation of neural connections. Stimulating experiences, positive interactions, and a supportive environment contribute to the wiring of the brain, shaping cognitive abilities and behaviors.
  7. Prevention of Developmental Issues: Addressing and promoting brain health in childhood can contribute to the prevention or early detection of developmental issues.

Prioritizing and promoting brain health in children is fundamental for their overall development, academic success, emotional well-being, and long-term health outcomes.

Are you intreseted in learning about you or your family’s brain and mental health?

You can understand how you and your child’s brain is functioning by getting a brain map at a local Neurofeedback office to understand how to improve your child’s emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and overall brain health.

Brain Train Centers has over 20 site locations across the United States and are rapidly as of January 2024. Reference the locations below to request your brain map in a city near you!