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Detecting Early Signs of Depression in Kids

November 14, 2011  by: snowdoll487  Points: 12   Category: Others  Earning $0.20   Views: 546

This is an issue that a number of parents are concerned of. How to detect early signs of depression in your kid.


How to spot whether your kid is going to grow up as an introvert with a friend or two throughout his/her existence? First, take notice of your child's nature. Is he the shy type? Does he/she know how to approach other kids his age to be-friend or playmate? Some parent's tend to be protective and over-protective. When their child has a shy nature, it is in their instinct to protect the child from whatever element he/she feels uncomfortable with, and some parents continue this protective environment until the kid is already in school. Such action leads to a child's lacking in social skills. Letting your child explore along with other kids help her/him cope with the shyness he feels or experience when being in a crowd and experience friendship with other kids. This helps them to outgrow their shyness and learn to expand their horizon and learn social skills. By doing so, your child is not growing to be a social outcast since he has the proper development and exposure to elements that will enable him to grow into a happy friendly kid.

Do not deprive your child of social interaction with other kids. A secluded child from his other peers would grow up to be isolated, unhappy and lonely. As human, we are social animals we have social inclinations; we love associating with other people, with playmates and having new friends. The sense of belongingness is important for kids, being able to find your social circle, loved and popular.

What happens if your child grows-up unable to bridge relationships with other people? They're most likely to become lonely and lose interest in going to school or going to crowded places and in turn it may develop to depression. Thus it is important that parents are aware of their kids status at school, whether they're getting along well with other kids and if they're reaching out to make friends. Parents have a good influence over their kids; if they grow up in an environment of sociable surroundings it will be easier for them to follow their parents' footstep by following their role model. However, it is important to expose your kids to the right group of friends. The type of company you keep is the type of people you aspire to be. Guide your kids to associating with the right type of friends.


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