1. Focus on listening instead of lecturing, criticizing, or passing judgement. The most important thing is that your teen is communicating! Keep those lines of communication open by showing your teen that you are there for them fully and unconditionally. 2. Be gentle, but persevere. Don’t give up if they shut you out at first. Talking about depression can be very tough for teens. Think about how hard it can be to talk about your own struggles with someone. Even if they want
I have a large collection of books on boundaries and body safety due to my work with sexually abused and at-risk children. Today, I would like to share with you some of my favorites. First up on the list is a book that is appropriate for very young children called Some Parts are Not for Sharing. It is exceptionally basic and can provide a good introduction to children on body safety. Great for parents that want to start out simple and may be nervous about body safety books. A
Common symptoms of depression in teens include: Sadness or hopelessness Irritability, anger, or hostility * Tearfulness or frequent crying Withdrawal from friends and family* Loss of interest in activities Poor school performance Changes in eating and sleeping habits Restlessness and agitation Feelings of worthlessness and guilt Lack of enthusiasm and motivation Fatigue or lack of energy Difficulty concentrating Unexplained aches and pains* Thoughts of death or suicide Increa
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