Teens go through a variety of changes. Physically, emotionally and socially, changes affect teens. It is of no surprise then, that many teens suffer from depression or anxiety due to the many stresses that fall upon them. Parents need to be alert and aware of their teen’s moods and problems. Good parenting demands inspection of one’s teen and to ask them questions about their day. When these things are neglected, issues such as anxiety or depression can emerge unchecked.
The article, “Teens, anxiety, and depression: How worried should parents be?” from Boston’s Children Hospital takes a closer look at how parents can notice depression or anxiety in their teen. The article states,
“Having a strong connection with an adult helps protect teens against anxiety and depression. This relationship could be with a parent, but it might not be. Depression and anxiety come with an enormous amount of shame and self-blame. Teens who feel this way may push their parents away. If so, parents can help their child cultivate a connection with a trusted adult, such as a coach, school counselor, or the parent of a friend.”
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