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Important to Make Aware the Teen About Depression

Some parents find difficulties in talking to teen, and it becomes harder when there is a touchy subject such as depression. But nowadays there are many parents who find it necessary to discuss about these types of issues.

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There are some useful suggestions for the parents who actually want to talk to their child about this subject. With these suggestions you can get idea about how to keep engage your child in the conversation. Make them feel free throughout the conversation is really important.

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Don’ts

  • Try to do not make your children to feel like guilty. The most common mistake that most parents make is that they talk to their child in a fearful tone. This type of communication will make your child to feel guilty.
  • You should be aware to do not talk about the show where there is a conversation regarding depression and suicide take place. You should keep in your mind that a negative conversation regarding the favourite show of your child makes them defensive and they become less open to the topic about the risks of depression.
  • Do not talk only about the topic of depression. Parents should talk to this issue but then try to avoid it, as this topic is very uncomfortable one for the both sides. You can notice that your teen is growing up with lots of changes. So, just one conversation is not adequate to make them confident.

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Do’s

  • Your child must know that how much you care for them. You can assure them that you are not at all worried about them, and you are confident about their decision. This type of conversation makes them confident.
  • You can give some real time examples in your conversation that can help your child to know the reality and have the strength to face it.

About Yezdan ASIL

Child Development Specialist. I finished a university child development specialization department. I teach at a private school.

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