Genevieve - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Ok. So, my daughter isn't a teenager yet but I am hoping somebody has gone thru this and has some advise. She is 10 yrs old. She's pretty mature for her age. I am sure she's getting ready to start her period like any minute now. All 4 of my sisters and I started when we were 10. So I know this is probably a hormonal thing. I jsut don't know what to do to help her. She is crying herself to sleep almost every night. She says that she doesn't know why she's crying she jsut can't stop. She says she doesn't know how to put her feelings into words to tell me what's wrong. I've asked her if somethings going on at school or anywhere else in her life. She says no, there's nothing that's making her cry. She's just sad and can't stop crying. I hold her. I've had her take a hot shower with a candle going trying to get her calmed down. I've tried making her a nice warm cup of tea. These things seem to make her feel good for the moment but she just can't stop crying. I want to be there for her and try to make it better but I don't want to give in to the drama queen side of it either. Cuz let's be real, we can all be drama quenns from time to time. Especially young girls!! But it's really heartbreaking! Any advice??