Taking my son's pulse on his birthday

Marie Abanga
Posted July 16, 2020 from Cameroon

Hello all,

I am a fan of checking in on others to know their mental health pulse because it matters so much. But what about our kids?

Do we take our kids pulses to assess their mental state? I do this periodically especially on their birthdays and co. My last kid turned 11 yesterday and we had this conversation lol. Enjoy this 7.5 mins chat and feel free to leave a comment, like and etc thank you. #mentalhealthmatters #nurturethemwithlove

https://youtu.be/Jjjl6rJG7YA

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Anita Shrestha
Jul 17
Jul 17

Wow. Happy birth day dear son

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Dear Anita,

Thank you so much

Tola Makinde
Jul 19
Jul 19

Hello great mom, bonding with your son is such a great idea

Hope he had fun on his bday?

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Hello Tola,

Thanks for your comment. Yes he had a blast as in a tridum of celebration lol. He has a lot of aunties and uncles online from my social media tribe, and he was spoiled until I got jealous lol

Paulina Nayra
Jul 20
Jul 20

Dear Marie,
Happy 11th birthday to your son. I had fun watching their video clearing their room. And that's a nice check in on mental health. Actually conversations like this is good for the mental health of parents. You rock, Marie!

Huggs from the Philippines.

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Dear Paulina,

Thank you mam. It's a merry go round of sorts in our home but we all make commit to make it full of love. Thank you so much dear.
Light and love

Millynairi
Jul 20
Jul 20

Hi Marie,
Happy birthday to your son! That's cool! Great bonding time with your son.

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Dear Millynairi,

He had a blast and our time together was so soul.

Chi8629
Jul 23
Jul 23

Happy birthday to your son and thank you for sharing .

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Thank you so much dear, he had a blast

Kabahenda
Jul 23
Jul 23

Sister Marie,
A belated Happy Birthday to Gabi.
I am glad that you took the time to bond with Gabi and to check his mental and emotional health.
It is a very good example that you are setting and I would encourage other mothers on this forum to emulate you, and set sometime to have a conversation with their children to find out whether or not they (the children) are happy or whether there is anything that is bothering them.
In our very busy world, the TV has become the children's friend and baby-sitter, but nothing can replace the touch and voice of a mother.
Enjoy each other's company. Happy parenting. All the best,.

In sisterhood and solidarity.

Marie Abanga
Jul 24
Jul 24

Thank you so much sis,

He had a great time and his birthday actually spanned 3 days lol. We really had some soul conversations and I learn a lot about them and our relationship when we have such conversations either together as a family or with each of them.

otahelp
Aug 06
Aug 06

Congratulations to your Son Marie on his birthday. Thank you for reminding us that binding with our children is very important for their mental stability. Trust you are staying safe

Marie Abanga
Aug 06
Aug 06

Thank you so much dear,

Yes we have to try our best before it is too late with regards to bonding with our children.
Thanks for checking on my safety, we are good and hope so you are