If the child has ceased to rejoice, does not show interest in anything, often cries and does not want to communicate with anyone, it is worth considering. It is possible, these are signs of a depressive state, and in no case should they be set without attention, attributing everything to age, character and other reasons.
How to deal with children’s depression
Be sure to figure it out and if the child really fell into depression, he needs to immediately help get rid of this problem, because without your help he is not able to cope with it.
The main signs of children’s depression are:
The child became indifferent to everything that happens around;
There were problems with appetite;
There were problems with sleep;
tears, hysteria became more frequent;
The child became irritable, outbreaks of aggressiveness appeared;
He became closed, does not want to communicate with other children;
became inattentive, forgetful;
His physical well -being worsened, there was causeless weakness, a feeling of fatigue.
Having noticed such an alarming symptoms, it is necessary to take measures.
Causes of children’s depression
Before deciding how to deal with children’s depression, it is necessary to find out the reasons for its occurrence. And when you understand what the matter is, it will be much easier to find the most effective method of combating this problem. In fact, a number of different reasons can lead to such a state of a child. Consider the most common of them.
How to deal with children’s depression
Separation from mom.Usually when mothers go to work, they have to leave a child with a grandmother, a nanny, or take him to kindergarten. Such a sudden parting can very negatively affect his condition. After all, mom is the closest person for him. In order to facilitate the possible suffering of the child, it must be prepared for this event in advance. You need to talk with him on this topic so that it is not a shock for him. It is also necessary to clarify how much time you will not be, and when you meet again. This, of course, does not mean that the child will not worry and cry at all when parting with you, but with the help of such preparation he will be much easier to transfer all this.
Sharp changes in life. The reasons for the depressive state of the child can be some radical changes in the life of the family:
changing of the living place;
the birth of another child;
Divorce of parents.
When such situations happen in family life, all the attention of adults switches to other worries. And therefore they have no time to properly pay attention to the child. The child himself is not yet able to carefully analyze all the changes and therefore can calculate that the whole thing is in it. As a result of this, he may have a feeling of guilt, fear. In order to prevent such moments, regardless of what happened in the family, it is necessary to explain to the child everything that happens. Otherwise, he can, due to his lack of life experience, it is wrong to comprehend everything, which can lead him to a depressed and anxious state.
Seasonal depression. In the cold season, the lack of vitamins in the body and the lack of sun can become the causes of some children of the occurrence of the so -called seasonal depression. If the child is impressionable, then the weather can have a very strong effect on him. Typically, such children not only worsen their spiritual state, but also weakens immunity, they often begin to hurt. In such a situation, you must definitely give the child as many vegetables and fruits as possible. His diet should have such beneficial products as meat and fish. It does not hurt to take children’s vitamin complexes during this period.
Prevention of children’s depression
Depression can provoke various situations. But in order to prevent this, you need to take care of this in advance. It is not necessary to allow the child to witness any clarification of relations or quarrels occurring between relatives. On the contrary, he must see that everyone in his family lives in love and harmony. Then he will be happy. It is necessary to talk with him as often as possible, ask him if he has any problems, conflicts, whether he understands everything in his life. Under such conditions, a child will be extremely difficult to fall into any depressive state.