The title of this bachelor thesis is „Dealing with the depressive disruption of a parent”. The thesis concerns how the parents, the child and social work deal with it. At first, on the one hand, the term depression is defined by using the classification system ICD-10. On the other hand, it will be looked at the term toddler from a development psychologist’s point of view. Starting from the point, what the child knows about the disease, possible outcomes, for example how the parent behaves, will be named. Keywords concerning the dealing of the parent are stigmatisation, making a taboo out of the disease and the fear of losing custody. If we look at, how the child deals with this issue the focus is on his/her perception, feelings and behaviour. Finally, on the dealing of social work will be looked from the perspective of how to speak to a child.