I know it seems like a lot, but I promise I will break it down so you can make it a part of your day. I don’t know if it will help anyone, but I promise, it will.
I just got an email from a reader named Jessica. She was interested in a new article I wrote for the “Ask Jen” section of my website. It’s about the new release of my new book, A Better Life, which I wrote for my daughter who is now in her twenties. The article was about how to tell if your teenager is depressed and how to talk to them about their depression.
I remember back in 2002 when I wrote that article, it seemed like a big deal. But now, with things like the teen suicide rate, teen-related issues, and parental depression, I guess it’s not that big of a deal. But I wanted to write about it because it’s a topic I know almost nothing about. Like many other people, I know my daughter isnt depressed, but I dont know what to say.
I think what I said in that article is the first step of a bigger problem. Depression is a very real issue when it comes to teens, and I don’t think you can just tell them to talk to their parent. Many people in the media and in the media business seem to think it is all about the parents. We, as parents, often do the same job. Its very easy to think that.
When I was a teen I tried to tell my friends I was a depressed teen because that was the only way I could understand my problems. I also tried to get them to try meditation or prayer so they could help me in some way. As kids, we often tend to think that we have no control over what happens in our lives, so the only way to get control is to tell our parents what we’re thinking and feel.
We aren’t “the only” thing that the kids think about. So sometimes, when we’re asked what we think about, we have to admit that our answer has more to do with what we think is about our parents than what actually is. But we’re not the only thing that our kids think about. We are. We are the ones that give them messages and instructions. They’re not the ones that the kids think about.
I’m not sure that this is a question that you need to be asking your kids. But it’s something that parents and kids need to talk about. It’s something that can change your relationship with them for the better. And, it’s something that you might need to tell them that you know how they feel.
The problem with telling your kids that you know how they feel and what they think of your parenting is that they will never really feel that you are being honest. Because they’ll be able to tell you pretty much anything, and they’ll always be able to figure it out. So, you will be telling them that you don’t know how they feel and what they think of your parenting. That doesn’t make any sense.
Yes it does, and so it’s important to be honest with your kids about how you feel about your parenting. This is something that parents often forget to tell their kids about. The best way to encourage your kids to feel positive about their own lives is to make sure they understand that you know what they feel and think. That way they can be honest about what they think and feel about their own lives.
Thats all well and good, but remember if you think you can read their minds, you can, and if you try to read their minds it will surely come back to bite you in the ass. To learn more how to read a kid’s mind, check out the book “How to Read a Child’s Mind.