hello, I am a parent of a wonderful 13 yr old. Unfortunately, he has been diagnosed with GAD, Depression and ODD.
he is attending virtual school, plays a sport loves to travel, interacts socially with only a few select friends. Refuses all contact with his mother since November. Prior to November all contact with his Mom was causing his Anxiety and Depression to spike so much that he was hurting himself, talking about taking his lifeand having shut down behavior for days.
He has improved a great deal while with me. But its not Easy and he brings up his mom but refuses to contact her.
is it possible that a parent can aaggrivate or contribute to a teens anxiety and /or depression to such an extent that the child will avoid the parent?
want him to have a healthy relationship with both parents, but when i force he cries and says he has tried.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.