The troubled pop star can help parents everywhere impart life lessons.
Moms of teens and tweens are fielding countless questions about Brit's recent hospitalization. Psychologist and friend of Mom•Logic Dr. Pamela Varady says we can take this opportunity to teach our kids about mental illness and depression.
• If your child brings Britney up, ask what they've heard so far and clarify any misinformation. Tell your child that most likely, Britney Spears is suffering from mental illness and depression.
• Explain how empty Britney probably feels deep down. Say, "She turned to drinking and partying and fame to make her feel better, but that didn't help." Discuss how Britney is hurting on the inside, and how she's finally in a hospital where she can get the help she needs.
• Open the lines of communication. Say, "If you ever feel sad for more than a week, please come to me. There are things that we can do to make you feel better."
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