A five-year-old kid could barely tie his shoelaces, but he knew he has to cover a cut if he scratch his leg, so it doesn’t become infected, and he has to care for his teeth by brushing twice a day.
We all know how to maintain our physical health and how to practice dental hygiene, right?
We’ve known it since we were five years old.
But what do we know about maintaining our psychological health? Well, nothing.
So, the children, what do we teach our children about emotional hygiene? Nothing.
How is it that we spend more time taking care of the children’s teeth than we do their minds.
Our child, actually sustain psychological injuries even more often than they do physical ones, injuries like failure or rejection or loneliness. And they can also get worse if we ignore them, and they can impact our lives in dramatic ways. And yet, even though there are scientifically proven techniques the parents could use to treat their children’s these kinds of psychological injuries, however many parents don’t.
“Oh, you’re feeling depressed? Just shake it off; it’s all in your head.
“Can you imagine saying that to somebody with a broken leg: “Oh, just walk it off; it’s all in your leg.”
It is time the parents closed the gap between their children’s physical and our psychological health.
It’s time we made them more equal, more like twins.
That’s why we start this programme.