How to deal with Child & Adolescents Depression?

January 09, 2022

How to deal with Child & Adolescents Depression?

Who doesn't love smiling, happy, small, cute kids? The whole world adores them...

But imagine those same starry-eyed angels turning into sad, unhappy moving zombies!

No one wants to let small babies live in misery, and parents/guardians work their life out every day to keep their children safe and done over demands. But the increasing complaints of child and adolescent depression, stress, anxiety in teenagers, violent behavior, mental stability issues have raised eyebrows of psychiatrists and mental issues doctors all around the world.

Increasing pressure of social status -
Children are now living a very fast-forward life, unlike the 90s kids, they are much more exposed to technology and everyday resources of life. Parents, especially, tend to pamper their kids with everything they themselves were not able to enjoy during their times. But sudden exposure to the luxuries of life at such a tender age can make children smart, but on the other hand, it is ruining their soft, creative minds and making them stay limited to the automated world.

Social life now is full of show-offs and people are not hesitating to leave their kids in the hands of a nanny/caretaker in the name of work, meetings, etc. But doing this on a regular basis has resulted in an absolute negative establishment of kids' mindset towards their parents, and the world. Lack of emotional support, the presence of their parents make kids nervous, worried, sad & anxious. It's hard for any child to accept any other person in place of their mother or father. They won't feel that connected or supported. So, it's very much required that children should stay with their parents despite their mother or father having a busy everyday schedule.

Encouragement for a Healthier lifestyle -
One very effective way to prevent any kind of child depression or anxiety is to encourage and help your kid to maintain a healthy and perfectly balanced lifestyle. Remaining fit these days is considered to not go out and wear a mask all the time, but what people forget is, that's an add-on tip towards remaining fit, it is to prevent infections. Being fit is still the same basic rules, eating healthy, doing physical activities daily, and sleeping on regular time. It's very important that parents teach their children to take care of themselves by performing certain playing, or exercise activities. Followed by which they must supervise their child's eating and drinking habits.

Spending time together -
Children adore and rely on their parents, and spending a gala time with family aids mental imbalances and promotes positive vibes. If you're noticing your kid getting irritated, or angered over small things, not showing interest in their regular studies, home activities, or even remaining silent among a group of people, you need to take them out for some time. A survey has stated that child anxiety problems  and depression can be very effectively prevented if the family spends a good time with their kids and talks to them regarding their feelings, their side of the story. Asking children about how they feel, their opinions kinda raises confidence and makes children feel wanted in between where they live or stay. Children feel respected and then they start to act more responsible.

Making your child stronger -
Now if there is the need for parents to keep an eagle eye on their child, it's also the need to leave their child alone to develop a sense of strength and stability in themselves. The mantra is, life has no one way of living, one has to get to roads of all types. So if you want your child to develop the right way, then you must check how capable they are when left alone. Children and adolescents are not very small kids, who always need a caretaker to entertain them. The teenagers can be taught well to take care of themselves, even when no one is there for any immediate assistance. So getting ready to go to school, cooking some easy to have meals, getting groceries from the supermarket, taking the right bus for reach, opening or closing the door at the right time, organizing their living room, walking the right side on road, remembering important contacts, etc. are some effective ways to make your child ready for facing any sudden situation. Once your child feels confident on their own, depression has no way to get inside of your kid's brain!