how do you deal who is acting like a teenager already and not 13 yet

Kim - posted on 09/18/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




my daugther lives with her dad but comes and visits latley i hsve noticed her attidued has changed she can become very upset and shout but she also says she cant sleep now what would you do. i tryed talking to her and doing things with her but nothing seems to work. i do have two younger children aswell


Michelle - posted on 09/18/2016




Those hormones are terrible and it can take a couple of years for them to settle down.
Have you had a good discussion about what is starting to happen to her body? She probably doesn't really understand that all women go through it and we do come out the other side. It can be a horrible feeling to have all these emotions and not be able to control them.
You can't stop it from happening but giving her the information and letting her know that you are there for her can go a long way in helping her through it.


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Socalpoppy - posted on 09/19/2016




I totally agree that it is hormones. My eleven-year-old started feeling easily irritated and frustrated. She was on her bed crying for what seemed to me, no reason at all. Then it hit me! Hormones. It was a relief to both of us to realize what she was feeling was normal, even though it was so tough. It was good to identify why her emotions felt out of control.

This looks like a good book to help explain the changes that are happening to her:

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