Character can be formed from parenting patterns. Even the parenting that is applied can affect a child's mental health and trigger depression. Unfortunately, many parents are not aware of this.
There are several types of parenting styles including authoritarian, permissive, neglectful and democratic parenting. According to a psychologist at St. Carolus, Sulastry Pardede, parents who apply authoritarian and permissive parenting, most teenagers tend to experience depression.
Usually, authoritarian parenting puts heavy pressure on their children so that they have the opportunity to develop depression. In parents who are too permissive, it is feared that children do not have a high sense of responsibility.
"Parenting is a pattern that parents have to educate their children. Authoritarian parents usually put pressure and don't give children the opportunity to communicate their needs. So children do something they don't like. Meanwhile, permissive, indulges too much and doesn't cause a sense of responsibility. , "explained Sulastri.
Good parenting is democratic parenting because it can invite children to discuss every problem faced by children so that these problems can be resolved as soon as possible and do not cause depression in children.
It's not just parenting that can trigger depression in children. It turns out that children with depressed parents are more at risk of developing depression. Sulastry explains that parents who suffer from depression are three times more likely to experience depression. This risk is more prone to occur in women than men.
In addition, caring for or dealing with a family with depression is not easy and the stress level is quite high. Families may feel frustrated, for example because the patient is difficult to approach or does not want to open up. This can increase the risk of family depression in terms of environmental and social factors.
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