More than 1 in 10 teens suffers from major depression.
The doctor turned to me. "Did you know she had been considering suicide?" Unable to speak, I simply shook my head. I had seen marks on her wrists a few weeks before, and she had said something about scissors.
What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.
New research out of the UK's University of Bristol indicates that girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood
Not acknowledging anger and powerlessness or trivializing it only makes things worse. I'd suggest we'd have a lot less girls to "fix" if we acknowledged this.
Know any sullen, angry, withdrawn, underachieving teenagers? If so, send this to them and ask them what fits and what doesn't.