Children and depression.
March 9, 2007 1:18am CST
Today more and more depressed children are becoming a more common thing. My oldest daughter has several friends that experience depression. The sadest part is that they have a hard time talking to their own parents so they call and try to talk to me. I do encourage them to talk with their mom and dad about their situation. For the most part they are just small problems like why doesn't a boy like me and why do my friends get mad at me over the smallest things. I take the time out to talk to them and they seem happy as a lark when the conversation is done. My own daughter is very comfortable with talking about any thing with me and I mean any thing. I am glad that she can come to me but, why is it so hard for some kids to go to their parents. I know that I had delt with the same with my parents having a hard time talking with them and for the most part was because everytime I did. They would just give me an answere like "I don't know" instead of trying to help me understand situations. Yes I would have to say I was very depressed growing up cause I didn't have the support I needed I was left on my own to cope and figure it out. I didn't want my kids to have to deal with this concept so I am very up to listen to what they have to say. Even if it is something that is hard to listen to. I do take the time out and calmly talk and help them. By doing this it has made my kids more outgoing and they do have several friends, unlike me I didn't. I had only one and half the time she didn't want to be my friend. Please if you know a child that needs to talk and even your own kids take the time out to talk. I know you will have to drop all things but, it will be worth the time.