Why is self-care important

Hello Carolina,

Self-care includes all the things we do to take care of our well-being in four key dimensions: emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health.

Everyone deserves to be cared for. Adults have the power to be their own caregivers and the responsibility to care for children and teach them how to also care for themselves. 

When we teach children about self-care at a young age, it will teach them to prioritize their mental and physical health; it can help them learn how to deal with stressful situations in the future and reduces their risk of developing mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

Self-care helps to identify physical or emotional needs, to develop healthy habits, to be independent and to develop skills to keep oneself healthy and safe.

3 Self-care tips:

  • Be kind to yourself.

Take some time every day to do something nice for yourself, even if it is just 5 minutes to read your favourite book or to go for a 10 minute walk. When we take good care of ourselves we can also better care for others. 

  • Celebrate small wins.

If you are going through a difficult situation remember not to be harsh on yourself. Instead, celebrate every small step in the right direction and encourage yourself to keep moving forward.

  • Let go of the things you can't control

The things we can’t control teach us you how to let go. Make a choice today to let go of things that threaten your safety, happiness and peace of mind. 

* Safety Tip:

  • If it feels wrong, don’t do it.

Trust your instincts. If anything feels wrong and makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it. Prevention is better than sacrifice.

If you would like to read more about our tips on self-care and why is it important to teach kids about it, please click on the button below:

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Last month, WHG in partnership with Good Talks, hosted a series of talks in San Jose, Costa Rica to discuss safety tips and information about child safety.

World Hug Group is always looking for new ways to create awareness about child safety and well-being.

Our 30min presentations on Safety tips help equip adults, professionals and families to prevent, respond to and stand up against child abuse in as simple and effective way as possible.

If you would like to book a 30min presentation for your community, group of friends or company please write to info@worldhuggroup.org


In World Hug Group we support organizations that help promote child safety and well-being.

Educamp worked with us this summer to share important tools and tips with parents, staff members and hundreds of campers.

The kids learned how to identify 5 Safe Adults and 5 Safety Tips to recognize threatening situations.

If you would like to learn more about this campaign, please visit our website. 

The Costa Rican Embassy invited one of our founding members, Carolina Quiros Marten, to speak in Nathan Phillips Square on September 15th and on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on September 28th for Costa Rica Independence Day, representing World Hug Group to celebrate the partnership between Costa Rica and Canada. The Costa Rican flag was raised for the first time in history in the legislative building of the Province of Ontario, Canada, in front of Queen's Park and in Nathan Phillips Square. 

WHG is very grateful for the invitation that was made by the Costa Rican Consul, don Jorge Umaña Vargas, and for his support toward WHG as we  continue to promote child safety around the world.


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