There is always a gap between a teenage child and their parent and this gap is very difficult to fill up when you put too much pressure on your child. There are many things that go through the life of a teenage child and some of them are not comfortable sharing with their parents. If your child is uncomfortable sharing certain parts of their life but you can tell that there is something that bothers them then the best thing for you to do would be to seek therapy for teenagers so that your child can openly discuss the problems that they are facing and learn how to overcome it.
Depression is common in teenagers these days because of peer pressure and the constant need to prove themselves to others. This is a young age for children and it’s difficult for them to understand the right from wrong. They often feel left out in case their peers have moved on and begin to do something they may not be interested in doing. There are various changes that go through the life of a teenager physically as well as mentally and is often a confusing age for them. It is important for parents to look out for the early signs of depression which include loneliness, the constant need to stay quiet and away from family and mood swings that can make them stay home for long periods of time.
If you doubt that your child is going through depression, talking about it is only going to help you and your child. Believing that it is a passing face and leave the children and hoping that the child will get better is seldom the case and in some cases depression gets so serious children even attempt to kill themselves.