For a parent dealing with a depressed child, and for the growing teenager, the road to recovery can be both confusing and emotionally draining. Not only do parents need to be the emotional rock for their children, but also for themselves and other family members who may be affected by the changing storms in the home. Having an open relationship and communication with each child is the most important thing that can be done for them.
- One factor is teenagers going through the difficult teen years with the feeling that they are alone, and don’t have a trustworthy adult to turn to.
- Both parent and child are experiencing a huge shift in their relationship and understanding of each other.
- When parents are willing to talk to children in a way that includes them in decision-making and conflict resolution, they are letting the child feel involved and in control of their life.