Parents need to remember that life isn't easy, especially during those difficult years. Its easy for mom and dad to pass it off as a phase, but the reality is, to their children, they got the world on their shoulders.
Parents tend to think that 'because kids are young, they got nothing to be sad about', was the point I was gravitating too.
I know. Parents dont understand the kids really do feel the pain. Usually some dont even have a reason to be sad, but thats what depression is. When just a small bit of pain, can become the tears they cry every night.