Advice for parents of depressed and stressed matriculants

Parents are advised to monitor their children closely in their matric year due to some of the pressues they are faced with, especially as they await their final exam results.

702 and Cape Talk's Phemelo Ngcobo speaks to project manager at SADAG, Naazia Ismail, regarding the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

It is important that you help them understand that no matter the outcome of the result, you will always be there to support them and help them going forward.

Naazia Ismail, South African Depression and Anxiety Group project manager

As anxious as you are because you want the best from your child, they are also experiencing that level of anxiety and sometimes depression.

Naazia Ismail, South African Depression and Anxiety Group project manager

There's nothing that you can do to change those results, but you can guide them to the best possible solutions so they are still able to achieve what they set out to do in life.

Naazia Ismail, South African Depression and Anxiety Group project manager

This article first appeared on 702 : Advice for parents of depressed and stressed matriculants


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