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It's difficult to deal with sadness. While we want our children to have wonderful careers, a family of their own, and a healthy income, the thing you probably want most for your child is for them to be happy.
So when you notice your teenager seems frequently sad, it can be very challenging to deal with.
Why do some children feel sad all the time?
Long-lasting, persistent depression in young children is unusual. But many will go through periods of sadness. Some children are simply more sensitive to strong emotions and seem to feel them more deeply. Many children can struggle with their emotions as they go through the changes brought on by puberty.