How To Be a Better Dad: “Teenage Depression”

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How To Be a Better Dad: "Teenage
Depression"

How To Be a Better Dad is the Fatherhood and co-parenting section
on SingleDad. This month, learn about how to talk to your teenage kids about
depression.

Dear Singledad,

My name is William. I am from a small town in Iowa called
Indianola. I’ve recently been noticing my 16-year-old daughter has been acting
really quiet and never comes out of her room. I have a feeling she might be
depressed. If she is depressed, what can I do to help her? I try to talk to her
but she never wants to talk. Nothing I do is helping her! I come to you in
desperate need to help my daughter. What should I do? Wondering what I should
do with my daughter.

Signed, Worried William

Depression

Dear William,

Depression isn’t an easy topic to talk about, especially with your
daughter. She might be feeling a little overwhelmed due to the fact that she is
a teenager and has raging hormones. Depression is very hard to overcome. I
personally suffered from depression. Depression can really take over your life,
only if you let it. Your daughter might be depressed or going through a breakup
or something. Who knows! She might feel like she is alone throughout the
depression.

Get her out of the house!


Getting your daughter out of the house is a very good idea with
people that suffer with depression. The more they can keep busy the less they
can duel on the depression. Make sure you keep telling her how much you love
her. Sometimes one can simply be depressed because of the feeling of lack of
love. Make sure she feels loved.

Talking To Kid


Depression isn’t
that easy to go through on your own. Take your daughter to see a psychiatrist.
If that doesn’t work then take her to talk to a counselor. St first she might
not be okay with the idea of seeing a counselor, just make sure she knows its
okay. She might feel like she is alone throughout the depression.

For more information on depression Click Here

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”