Answer the questions in this article to find out if your teen has depression, anxiety, or stress.
Mental health in adolescence is essential for your children to have a good integral development. Many parents wonder if their children are really okay, because they don’t always have the answers to this. Even if they have gotten good grades in school, sometimes emotions have nothing to do with school grades.
There are teenagers who feel great pressure and anxiety to maintain good grades and keep their parents happy. They may also feel anxious about other things such as friends or family circumstances. Parents need to know if their teens are okay emotionally, but how do you know? You will have to answer the following questions to find out.
THE WELL-BEING OF A TEENAGER
Do you sleep and eat well?
If your teenager is having trouble sleeping, you need to start worrying. Teens who are stressed often have a hard time falling asleep or getting a good night’s rest. They may also have trouble getting up in the morning.
However, you should be aware that many teens who feel good have trouble getting up in the morning because they have to get up too early. If your teenager has had sudden changes in his sleeping habits or is having changes in his eating habits (such as eating less or more than normal), it can also be a cause for concern.
On the other hand, if your child sleeps and eats normally, then it is unlikely that he will have emotional problems that generate any kind of anguish that causes him discomfort.
What is your teenager’s social life like?
If your adolescent child has started to isolate when he has normally had a good relationship with his friends, it is likely that there is some emotional problem that is affecting him more than necessary. Children who are happy tend to maintain contact with their friends, which may be more or less, but they will feel good about the type of social life they have depending on the personality.
If you have few friends but are happy, all is well. The problem is that he has no friends or that he feels unhappy because of the social life he leads.
How is the hygiene of your adolescent child?
If your adolescent child has changed his hygiene habits and begins to neglect his appearance, it is possible that there is an emotional problem that is affecting him. If you normally showered, were clean and you were worried about your image and you no longer do so, you may have some emotional problem that is affecting you and that makes you feel less capable of maintaining good hygiene, or that you do not even give importance to going neat.
Have you lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy?
If your teenager suddenly becomes less interested in activities that he previously enjoyed or shows apathy for any activity in general, it can be a sign of depression that should not be investigated. A happy teenager may lose interest in some things, but not in something he liked to do almost overnight.
Does it seem like you are always bored, tired, or stressed?
If you noticed your son teen has stopped smiling or laughing freely as they did before, or perhaps has a more aggressive or irritable character, there is probably something in your life that is causing emotional distress. If this state of emotional distress lasts for more than two weeks, then it is reason for you to worry and to seek help from a professional.
Answer the above questions honestly because if you have noticed changes in your adolescent’s behavior, it is possible that he or she feels stressed , anxious or even, and much more dangerous, that they present symptoms of depression. In any case, if you notice that your child is not well emotionally, ignore their good (or bad) grades, because what is clear is that your child needs emotional assistance to find the appropriate strategies to make him feel better. . Talk to your child first and then if necessary, seek help.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.