It’s been far too long since we’ve done a Tuesday Topic. Today I have a great question from Margaret,
I am curious how people support kids with depression and how they keep it from seeping into their own lives?
How do I encourage my depressed kid to try new things, get exercise, get out of bed? When do I leave well enough alone? How do I negotiate all this without feeling hopeless myself? (We are already getting professional treatment for our adopted teen daughter.)
I see two questions here:
How do we help a child who has depression?
How do we keep from becoming depressed ourselves?
Does anyone in your family struggle with depression? Would you take a few minutes to leave a comment for Margaret? You may think that what you have to say isn’t important, but you can’t know what might be just what another mom needs to hear. Feel free to address one question or both.
Even a word of kindness and encouragement is a gift.
If you have a Tuesday Topic you would like me to post, email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “Tuesday Topic” in the subject line; it will help me stay organized. I would love to get back to posting a new question each week, so send them my way.
Have a wonderful day, friends. Be sure to enter the giveaway for Ann Voskamp’s new Advent book, Unwrapping the Greatest Gift; we can’t wait to start reading it on Dec. 1st.
Encourage one another,
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