It is often hard to determine what children are feeling. And we may miss depression, as a quiet child is not the one that would most likely draw attention. But we must do better, if we want to save a child from the lifelong consequences of depression. This article talks about signs and ways to test for childhood depression.
Work with horses can be so powerful for in this type of situation. Children will often share their most secret feelings with their “best friend”, a horse that they have bonded with, when they can tell no one else. Through work with horses children can build self confidence and become empowered by the fact that they are “leaders” when working with their horse.
Do not let your child or teen suffer in silence. Seek help if you are concerned. We would be happy to show you around the ranch, introduce you to our wonderful horses and share more with you about how our program works. Call us to schedule a visit.