Do you sometimes find it hard to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face after going through your mental checklist for the day? Are you constantly weighed down by stress to the point where you'd rather be left alone? If the answer to these questions is a resounding yes, don't worry; we've all been there.  Everyone gets the blues now and again but what do you do if your daughter expresses the same feelings but in a much more dire way?

YourTango Expert Shelley Skas discusses what to do if your child displays more disconcerning symptoms of chronic depression. It's important to show that you are ready to listen first and then ask questions later.

Check out the video above for tips on how to get your child to open up about what's really going on.

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