Protective factors reduce the likelihood of childhood depression in the presence of factors of vulnerability or activation of this disorder. Let us remember that there are multiplesfactores of risk family and environment to childhood depression, as well as the individual factors. The presence of these risks, there are certain protective factors. Some are intrinsic to the child and cannot act on them, but for most parents and the environment may be determinants and encourage these factors: close relationships with one or more members of the family stable and positive affective ties that developed from the earliest moments of life must continue to cultivate. Personal achievements valued socially. In this sense, we can support our children valuing its smaller advances and try to be so throughout your environment (school, family). Practice of any sport or physical activity, very important in the field school but also (and especially) family.
Participation in in volunteering, or school/social clubs for slightly older children. Normal intelligence level. As we can see, the majority of points are closely related to the improvement of self-esteem of children, to which we have devoted an important space.In any case, next to these factors that can protect against depression infantilrecordemos the importance of detection time of any symptoms that make us suspicious of potential problems to be able to consult with the specialist.