Dads2dads: Are our children sad or depressed?
There may be many events that cause a child to be sad – losing out on a role in the school play, being bullied, not making the team, not getting that “A” on a test, the death of a best friend’s family member, a breakup, the loss of a pet. One thing we’ve learned as parents is that sadness is normal and should be honored. Just because we might not know what is causing the sadness or don’t understand why our children are sad about a particular event, we know the feelings are real and they should be honored. We shouldn’t try to talk our child out of being sad.
Updated Sep 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM