Sondra - posted on 08/11/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )
My 13 year old daughter has always expressed a wide range of emotion, so this is not necessarily something associated with being a teen and "hormones". I worry about her when she gets into a really sad place. It's usually fairly brief, but she over thinks things that she has absolutely no control over - like how the world is destroying itself and how she hates to be a part of such a world. She doesn't understand how we can cut down trees, destroy the earth, go to war, etc.... and I don't have any answers for her! These bouts usually start because of something that upsets her (like a friend being mean) but rather than focus on that, she gets into a frenzy about the larger picture. Help?