It’s a well-known fact that having a close relationship with your family is better for everyone around you. But did you know that your relationship with your kids can have long-lasting impacts even in their adult years?
I’m talking about depression. Studies have shown that your relationship with your child can affect their chances of developing depression. For the study, families were judged based on how much fun they were having during events and what kind of problems they had.
Studies concluded that teens who felt disconnected from their parents or cut off are more likely to develop depression. This depression can often lead to a continued depression or a higher risk of developing depression as an adult.
The studies also showed a positive effect on their overall mental health and happiness. Your family relationship can also help during later stages in life and can make classic milestones like moving out or starting a new career, easier and less stressful.
Most importantly is prioritizing your family relationship. More so than school or good grades, a healthy family relationship can make all of the other things fall into place.