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.