Apr 29, 2021

Interviewer: How are your kids doing? Are they struggling with their mental well-being, or are they doing all right? Well, you might not even notice, because according to psychologist, Andrew Smith, in order to see how your kids are doing, you have to be honest with yourself and check in with how you're doing.

Dr. Smith: One of the things that creates problems and risk in families is when parents are struggling and they don't have the bandwidth, the emotional bandwidth to see and hear the distress of their adolescents and their kids. If you're listening to this, and you're struggling with your adolescents, and I'm hearing a lot of that in my clinic, reaching out and taking care of your own mental health needs is one of the answers. And having access to some sort of either online or bona fide psychotherapy is pretty critical to create that emotional health and bandwidth within a family.

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