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Principal Gets Mad At Mother Who Pulled Her Depressed Son From School, Apologizes When They See The Results
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Principal Gets Mad At Mother Who Pulled Her Depressed Son From School, Apologizes When They See The Results

Being a parent means making the right decisions for your family, especially for your children. And if you see that your kid is having a hard time at school and dealing with mental health issues, it’s time to take drastic steps. Like taking them out of school until they feel like themselves again.

Twitter user Titi told the internet a story of real familial love: her mother pulled Titi’s brother, who was in the 3rd grade at the time, out of school for a whole month because he was depressed.

She told her son’s principal that his mental health was the priority here and after giving him the attention and support he needed, he went back to school with extremely positive results.

Twitter user Titi told the internet how her mother pulled her depressed brother from school for a month

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Image credits: callhertiti

Image credits: callhertiti

Image credits: callhertiti

After Titi’s mother gave her son the time that he deserved and really got to know him, he went back to school and excelled, finishing top of his class. This really goes to show that we can all thrive if we have a strong foundation and people who love us unconditionally.

Here’s Titi’s mother and brother, all grown up

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According to Psycom, there are some essential things that parents should do at home if their child is depressed. For instance, encouraging them to exercise and move daily will help them a lot. But it doesn’t mean that you should immediately sign your child up for football practice, ballet, and horse-riding all at once. Something as simple as a family walk or going to the park to play catch can work wonders.

Of course, exercise should be supplemented with a healthy diet. That’s where home-cooked meals come into play. Eating together helps bring the family together and cooking your child’s food yourself means that you can make sure that they’re getting all the nutrients that they need.

Besides getting lots of movement and eating plenty of healthy food, it’s vital that your child gets enough rest: they’re still growing and sleep is irreplaceable. Taking the time to talk to your child and really listen to them, their thoughts, and their feelings are also very important.

Getting these basics right means that your child will have a strong foundation to fight depression. However, in some cases, some form of medication is necessary and a doctor should be consulted. If it comes to that, parents ought to supervise any medication that they take because it’s unreasonable to expect a depressed kid to be able to do that by themselves.

This is how some Twitter users reacted. Some of them had similar stories to tell

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Atlas
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2 years ago

This is so comforting. It's good to know more and more parents are starting to open their eyes. For so long mental health has been considered nothing to worry about for not being "palpable" or "visible" like open wounds. Whenever someone says "okay, but how should I deal with it?!", I'll send links to this article. It's really not hard to help someone in need. Just friggin' give some love, Jesus...

I love Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

Mental health is extremely important and more and more schools (at least where I live) are starting to understand. I give my daughter “mental health” days off school. Usually only once a term. Her mental health has really been struggling this year, she has recently started medication and we have started to see an improvement. I am so please that this mum knew her son needed help and gave him the time he needed. And he should be really proud of his achievements.

Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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2 years ago

Those scars can run pretty deep. I'm almost 40 years old and I hate my 4th grade teacher's guts and hope the bastard is rotting in a hole in the ground. The man not only bullied me, but he encouraged my classmates to bully me too. That was the year I was shipped off to live with my Grandmother, and go to a better school. Turns out, I'm not an idiot, my previous school was just a hopelessly toxic environment. I'd probably be dead or in prison if that hadn't happened.

Beans
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2 years ago

Same, my HS was awful. My Dad died when I was 16 and my HS was horrible to me about it, told me to 'get over it' at one time-- this was the vice principal!! And I was often treated like I was stupid by my teachers... yet my exams (which were anonymous and independently graded) were As and Bs, the teachers would give me Cs. I sometimes wonder if I had a great and supportive school, would I be doing better? Those experiences were really demoralizing and really made me hate school .

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Atlas
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so comforting. It's good to know more and more parents are starting to open their eyes. For so long mental health has been considered nothing to worry about for not being "palpable" or "visible" like open wounds. Whenever someone says "okay, but how should I deal with it?!", I'll send links to this article. It's really not hard to help someone in need. Just friggin' give some love, Jesus...

I love Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Mental health is extremely important and more and more schools (at least where I live) are starting to understand. I give my daughter “mental health” days off school. Usually only once a term. Her mental health has really been struggling this year, she has recently started medication and we have started to see an improvement. I am so please that this mum knew her son needed help and gave him the time he needed. And he should be really proud of his achievements.

Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
2 years ago

Those scars can run pretty deep. I'm almost 40 years old and I hate my 4th grade teacher's guts and hope the bastard is rotting in a hole in the ground. The man not only bullied me, but he encouraged my classmates to bully me too. That was the year I was shipped off to live with my Grandmother, and go to a better school. Turns out, I'm not an idiot, my previous school was just a hopelessly toxic environment. I'd probably be dead or in prison if that hadn't happened.

Beans
Community Member
2 years ago

Same, my HS was awful. My Dad died when I was 16 and my HS was horrible to me about it, told me to 'get over it' at one time-- this was the vice principal!! And I was often treated like I was stupid by my teachers... yet my exams (which were anonymous and independently graded) were As and Bs, the teachers would give me Cs. I sometimes wonder if I had a great and supportive school, would I be doing better? Those experiences were really demoralizing and really made me hate school .

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